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Cover page of Guidelines for Safe Canning of Acid Foods in a Steam Canner

Guidelines for Safe Canning of Acid Foods in a Steam Canner

(2017)

Steam canning, or atmospheric steam canning, can be a safe as well as energy efficient method for home preservation of most high-acid foods. This leaflet explains the differences between steam canners and boiling water canners and explains how to use a steam canner safely.

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Garlic: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy

(2016)

From freezing to drying, learn safe ways to store garlic from your garden using this handy publication. Also contains tips on harvesting and storage as well as what to look for when choosing garlic from the store.

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Egg Basics for the Consumer: Packaging, Storage, and Nutritional Information

(2016)

How to recognize freshness and quality in the eggs you buy for your home and family.

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Nuts: Safe Methods for Home Gardeners to Harvest, Store, and Enjoy

(2010)

For almonds, chestnuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts. Nuts are delicious and good for you, and many Californians can grow them at home. Here are some simple harvest, handling and storage tips you can follow to get the most out of your home nut orchard.

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Nuts: Safe Methods for Consumers to Handle, Store, and Enjoy

(2010)

Nuts are delicious and they are good for you. Here are some simple handling and storage tips you can follow to keep them good to eat and prevent rancidity or the growth of bacteria that have the potential to cause illness.

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Olives: Safe Methods for Home Pickling

(2007)

The health benefits of olive oil are also bringing olives into the spotlight. From water-cured Kalamata style to Greek style olives in brine, you'll learn how to make your own delicious olives at home using water, salt, oil, or lye curing methods. This handy publication also covers tips on selecting and storing fresh olives as well as the safe handling of lye. Note that this updated publication replaces ABC's of Home-Cured, Green-Ripe Olives and Home Pickling of Olives.

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Strawberries: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy

(2007)

Strawberries are a seasonal delight in California and they add a healthy component to a well-balanced diet. Learn how to get the most out of the strawberries you buy at market or from a You-Pick farm or grow in your own garden. Includes recipes for Strawberry Jelly, Strawberry Freezer Jam, and Strawberry-Kiwi Freezer Jam.

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Apples: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy

(2007)

Apples are generally abundant and inexpensive, and they add a healthy component to a well-balanced diet. Learn how to get the most out of the apples you buy at market or from a U-Pick farm or grow in your own garden. Contains detailed instructions for freezing, drying and canning, including recipes for Applesauce, Apple Butter, Apple Chutney, and Sweet Apple Relish.

Cover page of Protecting Food Safety When Shooting, Field Dressing, Bringing a Deer Home, and Cutting the Carcass

Protecting Food Safety When Shooting, Field Dressing, Bringing a Deer Home, and Cutting the Carcass

(2006)

For hunters, a short, practical guide for cutting and storing venison to avoid spoilage and the potential for disease. Includes a handy two-page in-the-field reference sheet to take with you when you go hunting.

Cover page of Oranges: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy

Oranges: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy

(2006)

Safety tips for handling fresh oranges along with methods to freeze and can. The canning instructions include tables of recommended syrups and recommended processing times for various altitudes. Includes instructions for drying orange peel in a dehydrator and a recipe for a Citrus Marmalade made with oranges and lemons.