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Winter food storage guide in a root cellar or other cellaring methods

A root cellar is an old-fashioned winter food storage preservation method. In the broadest sense, cellaring is any form of storage that holds food in optimum condition for an extended period by controlling the temperature, humidity, and light. Today’s modern “root cellar” is the refrigerator. However, if you want to maintain a supply of food without the use of electricity,… …click to read more…

Make homemade apple or orange fruit pectin for cooked jam recipes

Use this simple recipe to make homemade fruit pectin from apples or oranges. Pectin helps jams and jellies thicken, especially when you want to make old-fashioned cooked jam or jelly using fruits and fruit juices that are naturally low in pectin. Low pectin fruits include apricots, sweet cherries, figs, kiwis, pineapples, rhubarb, strawberries, or any type of fruit that is… …click to read more…

Food preservation methods for citrus fruits

Citrus fruit is in season during winter, from November to April in California and Florida. Specific types of citrus fruit ripen at different times. For example, grapefruit tend to ripen all season long, navel oranges ripen before Valencia oranges, and Meyer lemons ripen mid-season. Although most commonly eaten fresh, there are several food preservation methods suitable for citrus fruit. You… …click to read more…

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