Safe Preserving: Canning Mixtures

When our gardens are overflowing with many types of vegetables, it’s tempting to think of canning these vegetables together as mixtures. Take care, there are certain precautions to take when canning vegetable or vegetable/meat mixtures. There are a few tested recipes that are a great place to start when planning to can vegetable mixtures. The […]

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Safe Preserving: Venison

Venison adds variety and flavor to the fall and winter table. When handled properly it can make an excellent meat. It can be frozen as meat cuts or sausage. It can also be preserved by canning, curing, or drying. Use care when field-dressing the deer. Cool the carcass to 35 to 40°F as soon as […]

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Safe Preserving: So You Got a Deer

For many people in Wisconsin, fall means deer season, this can be bow season on gun-deer season.  The University of Wisconsin Extension has several resources to help you safely handle your harvest of wild game, especially deer. Fall weather can be variable, from mild to freezing temperatures, bare ground to snow.  The best information to […]

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Safe Preserving: Canning Meat

A winter meal of beef stew featuring home-canned meat can be a family-favorite. There are several tips that will help ensure that the meat that you preserve is safe for you and your family. Start with high quality meat. Preserve only those meats that have been handled under sanitary conditions. Choose meat that has been […]

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