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Mastering Food Preservation: A Pickle Primer

“The laws of hair care are simple and finite.” — Elle, “Legally Blonde” We’ve all had them, bad hair days. And, for those who practice the art of canning, the same goes for less than optimum pickles. Luckily, like hair … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: More on Identifying Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

For those concerned about the presence of BPA in the lining of lids for home canning, we posted previously on identifying Ball’s new BPA-free lids by looking for the serial number on the boxes they come in. Since that post in May, two … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Ball’s BPA-Free Canning Lids

We’ve long been concerned about BPA in canning lids, and just received a tip from an alert reader that Ball is now offering BPA-free lids: They began production/release of their BPA-free lids in January 2013. To identify a BPA-free box … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Hands-On Workshops

A series of hands-on food preservation workshops are being offered through the UMaine Cooperative Extension, with several of them hosted by the Kittery and Marshwood (South Berwick) Adult Education programs. The upcoming 3-class series on Preserving Homemade Condiments begins on Monday, February 25th. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Blue Ribbon Winners

The last section of  the Master Food Preserver Program was on judging canned goods at fairs, a fitting end to our training as one of the opportunities available to volunteer Master Food Preservers is fulfilling requests at different fairs. Each jar … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Winter Storage Techniques

An important part of eating locally year-round in Maine is learning to store food for the winter. To further knowledge about this, the Master Food Preserver Program includes a section on Winter Storage Techniques. Kathy Hopkins, the Somerset County Extension … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Canning Acid Foods

The eighth class in the Master Food Preserver Program built on knowledge gained in previous sessions, and introduced us to additional techniques for canning and preserving high acid foods, particularly fruit. Shown above: The new stainless steel boiling water canner … Continue reading

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