Food Preservation Archives - Melissa K. Norris

Category Archives for "Food Preservation"

May 12

9 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

By Melissa Norris | Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Food Preservation - Other , Homestead-Life , Preparedness/Survival , Pressure Canning , Root Cellar , Skills , Water Bath

Jars of preserved food lined up on a table.

These preservation methods will help you build your food storage up and be well prepared in case of an emergency. Learning these methods to preserve your own food at home is something every family should implement, not just for survival or preparedness, but for frugality, better health, and working together. An old fashioned kind of […]

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Apr 20

Strawberry Jam Recipe without Pectin and Low Sugar

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes , Water Bath

two jars of strawberry jam sitting on a tabletop with fresh strawberries around it.

This low sugar no pectin strawberry jam recipe is our favorite. Step by step tutorial for a homemade strawberry jam without pectin and tons of flavor. Every home needs an easy strawberry jam recipe without pectin (specifically store-bought pectin) and low sugar. Because I’m a firm believe your jam shouldn’t have more sugar than it […]

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Feb 25

Pickled Asparagus Recipe (Canned, Quick, or Refrigerator)

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Pickles , Recipes , Water Bath

Pickled asparagus piled on a white plate with a jar of pickled asparagus in the background.

This is the best crisp pickled asparagus recipe out there and the first thing to meet my canning jars come springtime. Garlic and dill are paired with a salty brine and flavor-packed seasonings that create perfectly crisp asparagus spears every time! There’s good reason this is one of my most requested recipes. Asparagus might be […]

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Aug 15

Canning in Electric Pressure Cookers & Other Pressure Canning Questions

By Melissa Norris | Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Podcast , Pressure Canning

Wondered about canning in electric pressure cookers? Are you interested in pressure canning but also worried that you will make a mistake that causes your canner to explode or your family to get sick? I have good news for you: pressure canning doesn’t have to be scary! In fact, it’s one of my favorite methods […]

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