Category Archives: Food Preserving

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

Homestead Hack: Keep That Broccoli Fresh!

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An easy tip to keep broccoli fresh and crisp for several days during its storage in your refrigerator. It’s simple old-time wisdom I learned from my grandmother years ago.

If you’re wondering how to keep that fresh broccoli crisp for days, check out this Homestead Hack.

Keep broccoli fresh and crisp for several days during its storage in your refrigerator. Check out this simple Homestead Hack! #TexasHomesteader

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Rehydrating & Enjoying Previously-Dehydrated Carrots

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Remember recently I ended up with a boatload of fresh carrots? Now there was no way to consume that many carrots before they went bad.

So I was frantically sharing as many as I could with friends, family & neighbors but there were Still. So. Many. Carrots.

So I dehydrated a huge bunch of them so I could enjoy them all winter long in our hot soups & stews. (you can read about dehydrating carrots here)

These dehydrated carrots look awesome in my pantry in shining glass jars. And they take no additional energy to store such as a refrigerator or freezer. 

But I wanted to know how they would taste if I reconstituted them to enjoy as a veggie side dish.  Let’s check it out, shall we?

I dehydrated boatloads of carrots, but can I rehydrate & enjoy as a side dish? Absolutely! Check out how easy it is. #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving Apples Deliciously: Fruit Leather Roll-ups

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Apples, apples everywhere! My aunt shared ten whopping bushels with us this year! As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there were many delicious things we did to preserve the apples but I tried something new this year: Fruit Roll-Ups!

In preserving all the fresh apples my aunt shared with us, I decided to make fruit leather roll ups. It was easy! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Pear Sauce With Fresh Pears

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I’ve heard of people making something similar to applesauce but using pears instead – Pear Sauce! I love applesauce so I figured I should give it a try.

Using my slow cooker it was super easy too, the procedure is the same as when I made homemade applesauce. Check it out!

Pear Sauce is much like applesauce but made with pears. After being given a supply of pears I gave pear sauce a try. Check it out! #TexasHomesteader

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