Sat 15-May Food Preservation by Susan Farley, Nutrition and Health and Safety Educator, Dg. County Extension - Shared screen with speaker view
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This morning's presentation will begin at 10:15. Welcome!
This presentation will be recorded and uploaded to the Extension Master Gardener YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNnaCjm5pTLTletODYr3fWQ
Is it still possible to have the pressure gauge checked at the Extension office? Do we need an appointment or is there a special date?
K-State rapid response link: https://www.rrc.k-state.edu/preservation/
Please explain the statement "recipes before 1994 are unsafe'; I've used recipes from Gma and others for years. What part of the recipes are determined unsafe?? I've always thought the older recipes are better than trendt new ones??
I have a question about removing air bubbles. It seems that sometimes when I do this, I’m actually introducing more air into the contents. Please explain if there’s a technique to follow. Thanks!
National Center for Food Preservation: https://nchfp.uga.edu/
K-State pickling info: https://www.rrc.k-state.edu/preservation/pickling.html
What is the most up to date recommendation for jar preparation?
I glanced at the link and it does not say anything specific about having pressure gauges checked. Thanks.
I love to dehydrate my cherry tomatoes and then I freeze them in quart freezer bags. Is that ok?
I was taught not to wash the blueberries before freezing. What is the correct answer?
I can no longer find freezer paper in stores for freezing meats. What's a good alternative?
I love the single layer "flash freezing" for fruit, esp blackberries and raspberries, then measure and bag them in 2 or 4 cup qtys.
Univ. of Idaho info on infused oils: https://www.extension.uidaho.edu/publishing/pdf/PNW/PNW664.pdf
How long are frozen veggies or fruit good in the freezer?
Please repeat the fill levels for jars, and is that for product or liquid? (I've been marked down by Fair judges for wrong level, either too much or too little!)
We didn't talk about storing root vegetables. Any tips for storing potatoes, onions, carrots?
You can get freezer paper on Amazon
Did you say it's no longer necessary to boil lids?
Repeat the warning about cheap lid flats; a friend ordered a large qty online last year when there was shortage (made in China) and they failed.
Is it difficult to preserve juices?
I have a new presto pressure canner. I am also have never pressure canned do I still need to have the gauge checked? Also how do we know what elevation we are at?
Target DID have freezer paper in stock recently -- call before you go to check present stock -- delivery by postal delivery and truck very much delayed.
Dillons on Wakarusa had wide mouth lids yesterday, but not narrow.
Might also check Cottins for freezer paper.
You're right about checking stores, last summer I scoured all over for pickling lime, finally found it at Orshclens of all places.
I made cranberry juice concentrate last winter!
Can you reuse lids?
Presto makes an induction cooktop canner
Margie Dyck she/her
great information. Thank You Susan!
Thank you, Susan, very informative.
Terrific info and great presentation. especially the video at the beginning. Thank you