Are you interested in using fresh herbs to season your food this harvest season? Watch this webinar to learn science-based tips for drying and freezing your garden’s fresh herbs for continued enjoyment through the fall and winter. Click here to view the webinar: http://go.osu.edu/preserving_herbs.
Food preservation season is now in full swing. I’m hearing about a lot of families making strawberry jam and freezing fresh berries, freezing rhubarb and getting ready for those peas and green beans to start coming on. Before preserving any food, consider the types of foods your family enjoys and the usefulness of the preserved […]
Later this month, many of us will be thinking about what we are going to do with the pumpkins we have grown or bought to use as decorations around the house. Rather than throwing them out into the field or compost pile try home food preservation! You can dry or roast the seeds and […]
Hot peppers, sweet peppers or jalapeno peppers — whatever the variety, they are currently in season. You can harvest and store peppers in the refrigerator safely for about 2 weeks. If you want to keep them longer you can try your hand at preserving them. Freeze sweet peppers by washing, removing stems and seeds. Chop […]
Are tomatoes taking over your garden? You can only eat so many at one time. Think about preserving them by canning or freezing. Freezing Tomatoes It’s easy to freeze tomatoes. Select firm, ripe tomatoes with deep red color. Wash them thoroughly in cool water. Core them and then dip in boiling water for 30 seconds […]
Our local gardens are starting to burst with zucchini and you may be wondering what to do with all of it! Whether purchasing or picking zucchini — choose firm, slender zucchini with a bright green color and free of wrinkled skin and soft spots. For best quality, harvest zucchini when it is young and tender, […]