Category Archives: food preservation

Strawberry Season in Maine

The fresh strawberries are starting to appear in the markets here in Southern Maine (!!!). I see strawberries as the official start to the short Maine preserving season – for one, strawberry jam is one of my favorite types of … Continue reading

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Wintertime Canning: Hot Pepper Jam

Canning hot pepper jam in the middle of winter is the perfect pick-me-up. It’s nice to put up a quick little project that doesn’t rely on perfect in-season produce, and this jam refreshes the canning pantry which is starting to … Continue reading

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Pressure Canning Chicken Stock

Since I am apparently in the business of posting useful holiday cooking tips (see my annual Portland Turkey Guide), here’s a quickie about canning your own chicken or turkey stock. You’ll likely have a turkey carcass next week, so pop … Continue reading

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Canning Spaghetti Sauce in a Pressure Canner

My love for fresh, local tomatoes cannot be overstated. But (and I feel I’m making a bit of a canning confession here), I think preserving tomatoes in a way that captures their sweet, in-season taste can be a struggle. Preparing … Continue reading

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Preserving Peaches with Food In Jars’ Marisa McClellan

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hosting Marisa McClellan, author of two preserving cookbooks and blogger at Food In Jars, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. We were all particularly excited to be a stop on … Continue reading

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Summer Pickling in Maine, Continued

In researching my recent Portland Phoenix column, Preserve precious produce, I, as usual, gathered information that wouldn’t fit into the column. I talked pickling at length with the chef at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, a place that bringsĀ cocktailsĀ to mind … Continue reading

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OBX Beach Break

I’m on vacation! Nothing but peaches, corn, seafood, pools and beaches as far as the eye can see. Until we return to our regularly scheduled programming (ha! Like I have a schedule…), read my article in this week’s Portland Phoenix: … Continue reading

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