Podcast Episode #30 6 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

6 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

By Melissa Norris | Food Preservation

Jul 17

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6 ways to preserve food at home. Love the time saving tips, what not to do, and the methods that aren't always talked about much.

Learning how to preserver your own food at home is a skill anyone can and should learn. Knowing how to use all 6 skills ensures a well stocked pantry. 

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In today’s episode we’ll talk about:


  • How to get fresh vegetables if you can’t grow them
  • Tips on water bath and pressure canning
  • Which foods are safe for water bath and which must be pressured canned
  • Time saving tips
  • Why you have to blanch certain foods before freezing (and how I learned the hard way)
  • How to blanch foods
  • How to cut time off freezing your berries
  • Which foods you can freeze for canning later and which you can’t
  • How to store your preserved food
  • Ways to dehydrate, including off-grid options
  • Why I love root cellar and cold storage and so will you
  • Tips for storing vegetables and fruits in a root cellar or cold storage
  • Which vegetables you should store in bags with a root cellar and which need to be on open shelves (ask me how I know….)
  • Salt curing and fermenting foods
  • How salt curing preserves food
  • How to brine and smoke salmon
  • Immersing food in alcohol, oil, and vinegar for preservation


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About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.