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How to Preserve Basil Efficiently

Saving your basil crop for more than just pesto
Monday, August 18, 2014, 4:25 PM

We use basil almost every time we cook. It is an extremely versatile herb that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. The problem with basil is that it is a summer annual that we only have fresh for about five months of the year. We always have a lot more fresh basil than we could ever eat. This of course leads us to want to preserve the excess basil. » Read more

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Methods for Preserving Your Own Meats

Adding meat to your food storage and deep pantry
Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:31 PM

Meat always seems to be a popular item in food storage. It packs essential nutrients like proteins, iron, zinc, Vitamins A, Vitamin B and Vitamin D. However, having a long-term supply of meat can be tricky. How do you get it to last?

There are a few options when preserving meats. Methods like salting, brining, canning, freezing and dehydrating are great options to help you keep meats available  for future meals. » Read more

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You Can Never Have Too Many Blackberries

The pain is worth the reward
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 7:26 PM

The blackberry is an incredible berry for fresh eating, preserving, and adding as a complement to your favorite foods and drinks. Find a blackberry patch near you -- and beware the thorns. 

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