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Make a spicy red tomato or green pepper relish with one canning recipe

Canning relish recipes are a great way to preserve a variety of vegetables at the end of the season. From one basic relish recipe, you can create two different relishes, one red and spicy, the other green and zesty. Tip: Before you harvest or buy the fresh produce for any canning project, check that you have all of the required … …click to read more…

Salted cauliflower, peas, or green beans in brine without fermenting

Salted cauliflower retains the flavor, texture, and nutrition of the fresh vegetable. Of course it becomes very salty. However, many people familiar with salted vegetables consider them to be superior to either canned or frozen vegetables. You can preserve other vegetables using this method, such as shelled green peas and green string beans. Makes 2-3 cups 3 to 4 cups (1 … …click to read more…

Dry salting is an easy method for pickling or fermenting vegetables

Dry salting is an old-fashioned method for preserving vegetables, meat, and fish. It was popular in the early twentieth century, especially during the first and second World Wars. Salting was promoted as an alternative to canning in order to conserve glass, metal, and fuel. There are two basic methods for dry salting, one uses low salt concentration and the other … …click to read more…