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Debbie Clouthier

Drying Food at Home
3/30/2017 (major revision)

Drying food at home has several advantages. It can help you save money, gain control over what's in your food, and preserve the bounty of summer gardens and orchards for your family's year-round enjoyment. | FCS3-501
web only | 16 pages | 7,532 words | 75 downloads | PDF: 375 kb

Safe Home Canning: Altitude Adjustments
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

For safe home canning, it's important to know your altitude (or elevation), since altitude affects processing times and pressures. If you live at an altitude greater than 1,000 feet, you may need to adjust processing times or pressures to ensure the safety of your home-canned foods. | FCS3-591
web only | 2 pages | 690 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 336 kb

Home Canning Soups and Stews
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recipes when canning. Safe, tested recipes for home-canned soups and stews are based on laboratory measurements of pH and heat penetration into the jars during processing, which are specific to the recipe being tested. | FCS3-586
web only | 14 pages | 3,800 words | 127 downloads | PDF: 455 kb

Home Canning Pickles and Fermented Foods
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

The home canning of pickles, relishes, and fermented foods allows you to enjoy the bounty of your summer garden or local farmers market year-round. It may also save you money and give you some control over what's in your food. To ensure safe, high-quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning. | FCS3-582
web only | 21 pages | 5,425 words | 184 downloads | PDF: 527 kb

Home Canning Salsa
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

Salsas are usually mixtures of high acid foods, such as tomatoes and/or fruit, with low acid foods, such as onions and peppers. With the addition of lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar in the right proportion, salsa becomes a high acid food and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. However, only research-based recipes should be used. The recipes included in this publication are research-based for safe home canning. | FCS3-581
web only | 11 pages | 2,887 words | 190 downloads | PDF: 508 kb

Home Canning Jams, Jellies and Other Soft Spreads
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

Home canning jams, jellies, and other soft spreads is fun and satisfying. Soft spreads all contain four main ingredients (fruit, sugar, pectin, and acid), and they differ only in their consistency. The formation of a gel depends on the right amount of each of the main ingredients. If you understand the science of gelling, all your soft spreads will be a success. | FCS3-579
web only | 12 pages | 3,368 words | 234 downloads | PDF: 524 kb

Table Etiquette
4/30/2013 (new)

A knowledge of table etiquette will help you feel comfortable at special occasions such as family celebrations, awards banquets and weddings, or when a potential employer invites you to lunch or dinner. | FCS1-411
web only | 3 pages | 1,390 words | 171 downloads | PDF: 303 kb