Food Preservation

Here are all my best food preservation tips, techniques, and recipes

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 rose hip 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 …

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homemade cranberry sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Making cranberry sauce is so quick and easy that there is almost no reason not to do it. Orange zest adds brightness to it. I like making things at home. Often it makes a lot of sense since it’s better and less expensive. Even though in the fall, it’s it’s very easy to find cranberry …

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