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Mastering Food Preservation: Jams & Jellies

I came away from our first hands-on lab with a new-found appreciation for homemade jams and jellies, the topic of our next class in the Master Food Preserver Program. Timed to coincide with strawberry season, flats of fragrantly ripe strawberries … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: An Introduction

Here in Maine, eating locally year round requires some familiarity with the art of preserving food. Through experience — mostly trial and error — I’ve built up a working knowledge of canning, drying, freezing and storing these past few years, … Continue reading

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1.13.14 Taking Stock

The Seacoast is well-populated with farmers’ markets, even in the depths of winter. Given the vagaries of New England weather, though, we can’t always make it to them at this time of year. In the past couple of weeks alone, we’ve … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Update on Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

One of the ways of identifying Ball’s BPA-free lids from older versions is by the “Made in USA” printed on the lid. As a reader recently asked, what about their more decorative lids? Ball’s Elite and quilted jelly jars come … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Confidential

Do the contents of a gardener’s refrigerator differ from anyone else’s? This is for Michelle over at From Seed to Table, who was willing to bare her fridge and extended an open invitation to others to do the same. At … Continue reading

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4.29.13 Preserving the New Season

While inspecting our stores and planning this year’s garden, we’re making a mental list of things to preserve in the coming season: – Freezing peas — One of the earliest tasks; as with tomatoes, we can’t imagine not having some stored away … Continue reading

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