Safe Preserving: Apples, the best of the fall harvest

With the bounty of Wisconsin’s harvest all around us, it’s a great time of year to think of preserving the sweetness and tang of apples for enjoyment all year round. Fall weather brings the best fresh apples in bushels. Apples can be dried, made into applesauce or apple butter, or made into jelly. Apple pie […]

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Safe Preserving: Time-Saving Tips

If you are like me, the summer is a time when you have two full-time jobs. One of my jobs is as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the other is as a gardener and food processor.  At nights and on the weekends, I am either working in the garden or processing the bounty […]

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Safe Preserving: Safe Changes and Substitutions when Preserving Tomatoes

The safety of the food that you preserve for your family and friends is important to you. The University of Wisconsin-Extension supports using up-to-date, research-tested recipes so that you know that the food that you preserve is both safe and high in quality. Here are a few quick tips on changes and substitutions that will […]

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Safe Preserving: Safe Changes and Substitutions when Preserving Fruits

The safety of the food that you preserve for your family and friends is important to you. The University of Wisconsin-Extension supports using up-to-date, research-tested recipes so that you know that the food that you preserve is both safe and high in quality. Here are a few quick tips on changes and substitutions that are […]

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Safe Preserving: Peppers

Peppers have grown in popularity in recent years and a wide variety are available at farm markets, in neighborhood grocery stores, and for us to grow in our own gardens. Native to the Americas, most varieties of peppers belong to the Capsicum family. Almost all peppers turn from green to red, yellow, orange or purple […]

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Safe Preserving: Announcing – Put it Up!

Just in time for program planning, the National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation has developed lesson plans for teaching youth how to preserve food at home. The Put it Up! Food Preservation for Youth  curriculum is a series of informal educational lessons that guide youth to explore and understand the science of safe […]

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Safe Preserving: Lunchtime Learning Series

Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest: Lunch & Learn at the UW County Extension Office. Join colleagues and friends at your County Extension Office for webinar-based sessions on food safety and food preservation topics. Distance-learning lectures will include the ability to ask questions of food safety and food preservation experts from UW-Extension. Each topic will feature background information, […]

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Safe Preserving: Joining Together for Another Successful Year

Hundreds of Wisconsin residents are turning to food preservation as a way to save money and ensure healthy, wholesome food for their families, and the University of Wisconsin Extension is here to help! For some, food preservation is a new activity, while others are returning to the practice after years away, following in the footsteps […]

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Safe Preserving: Preserving Mushrooms Safely

There are hundreds of different kinds of wild mushrooms in Wisconsin. Some are edible and delicious when prepared, while others are poisonous; but the vast majority are not considered edible because of their small size and poor flavor or texture. Mushrooms grow in a wide variety of habitats, and are important as decay organisms, aiding […]

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Safe Preserving: Making Safe Jerky

Remember food safety when making jerky. Jerky is a lightweight, dried meat product that is a handy food for backpackers, campers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. It requires no refrigeration. Jerky can be made from almost any lean meat, including beef, pork, venison or smoked turkey breast. (Raw poultry is generally not recommended for use in […]

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