Food Preservation

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How to Freeze Rhubarb This Spring

Freezing rhubarb is a simple and easy way to use it later in cooking and preserving projects. Stocking my freezer with rhubarb is one of my favorite springtime preserving projects. Frozen rhubarb is so versatile. For instance, I just made Rhubarb Orange Chutney, using up last year’s frozen rhubarb in order to make room in […]

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How to Prepare and Preserve Fiddleheads

May means fiddlehead season in Maine, and many Mainers are excited to prepare and preserve fiddleheads—the coiled frond of the edible ostrich fern. These spring delicacies have a vegetal flavor, often compared to asparagus, and are harvested wild in the Maine woods. Fiddleheads can be prepared and preserved in the freezer or pickled and canned […]

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