Food Preservation

Here are all my best food preservation tips, techniques, and recipes. You will love that they are all easy and uncomplicated.

how to use a butter bell

Why I love using a Butter Bell

In this post, I am sharing my favorite butter bell that we use to keep our butter spreadable and fresh for everyday use. Have you ever been frustrated by butter being so hard that you’re destroying a piece of bread or toast rather than spreading the butter on it? Enter the butter bell! With this …

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how to cold smoke salmon

How to cold-smoke salmon

Follow this easy, step-by-step process to make delicious cold-smoked salmon at home. It is better than store-bought! My husband has perfected the method and recipe for cold-smoked salmon. We are very lucky that he not only catches the salmon off the Northern California coast by himself but also smokes it at home. It is so …

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how to make German quark

How to make German Quark

Find out how easy it is to make German quark – a very versatile, fresh cheese similar to ricotta or cottage cheese. We love making cultured dairy and quark is one of them. Maybe you have visited Germany and seen it there or have heard of it. If you haven’t, let me introduce this delicious …

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homemade rosehip jam

How to make Rosehip Jam

In the fall, you’ll find these beautiful red rosehips on wild rose bushes that are not only very healthy but also make a very tasty rosehip jam and tea. I was recently out on a walk and happened to notice this wild rose bush. Actually, I only noticed it because it had these beautiful red …

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