Food Preservation Guide IV: Dehydrating Tips and Recipes

Food Preservation Guide IV: Dehydrating Tips and Recipes

Dehydrated food used to be something functional and practical in certain situations. It was valued as a lightweight, compact, nutritious way to preserve food for hiking, survival kits, or even military meals. While some people dehydrated for home use, it wasn’t as common as freezing or canning. That doesn’t mean it’s new though! Dehydrating is […]

Food Preservation Guide III – Jam, Jelly and Fruit Preserves

Food Preservation Guide III – Jam, Jelly and Fruit Preserves

As berries and other fruit come into season in Canada, many people make their own fruit preserves so they can enjoy them all year long.  Even more appealing is the control you have over what goes into each jar, allowing for creativity, healthy choices, and the omission of chemicals. One of the most popular ways […]

Food Preservation Guide II – Canning and Pickling Tips and Recipes

Food Preservation Guide II – Canning and Pickling Tips and Recipes

Canning opens up a whole new world in food preservation. You can preserve a wide range of vegetables and fruit and serve tasty variations all year long.

Easy Italian Soup

Easy Italian Soup

This isn’t a recipe for those who need to follow one to the letter.  It’s meant to be highly adaptable for both ingredients and the number of servings required.  Play with it, have a taste here and there, and you’ll end up with a great soup tailored just for you and your family.