Category Archives: Food Preserving

Preserving food through dehydration, freezing, drying or canning. #TexasHomesteader

Homemade Grape Jelly Recipe Without Added Pectin (Includes Optional Canning Instructions)

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Deep purple Concord grapes make a very flavorful homemade grape jelly. I’m sharing the lazy-cook’s way to make simple grape jelly without adding pectin. I’m even including the easiest way to preserve it longer-term by simple water-bath canning. Delicious, homemade and makes a great gift idea too.

Homemade Grape Jelly or Jam made with purple Concord grapes. #TexasHomesteader

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Dehydrating Cubed Potatoes For Preparedness Food Storage

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I always have a couple of jars of dehydrated cubed potatoes in my pantry. From a preparedness standpoint I love to have dehydrated food available.

Jars of dehydrated food aren’t dependent upon electricity to keep them preserved like when storing food in a freezer. Dehydrating cubed potatoes for the pantry, an easy way to preserve the excess! A Mother Earth News post. #TexasHomesteader

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Easy Homemade Applesauce A Delicious Zero-Waste Treat

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Applesauce is a staple in my Homestead kitchen. But even though I use it often I don’t buy it, oh no! It’s super easy and nearly effortless to make your own applesauce.

And the lowly slow cooker makes it so easy too. Check it out!

EASY HOMEMADE SLOW-COOKER APPLESAUCE recipe - it's easy to make homemade applesauce with fresh apples! #TexasHomesteader

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Easy Pressure-Canning For Homemade Bone Broth

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I make my own healthy, nutritious bone broth. It’s easy and very inexpensive to make yourself. I use some broth for meals now, but much is pressure-canned for the pantry to use later.

Don’t be intimidated by a pressure canner, y’all. Canning broth is easy.

Preserve your homemade broth. Use a pressure canner when canning broth. It's easy and your reward is jars of homemade broth for months #TexasHomesteader

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