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Preserving Foods for Winter

Season Two, Fall 2007

Preserving Foods for Winter

Although most foods are available to us year round, we like use passed down techniques to preserve our favorite fresh fruits and vegetables for the colder months ahead. Learn how to make an indispensable tomato sauce to freeze for winter, can your own sweet mixed berry jam, and dry fresh herbs to retain their flavor.

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This simple tomato sauce is indispensable during those cold winter months, when you want an authentic taste of warmer weather. Seeded organic tomatoes are roughly chopped and slowly cooked down into a luxurious sauce. Make it simply with olive oil and garlic now; you can always add more ingredients if you feel like it in the winter.

Get recipe: Basic Tomato Sauce
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Learn how to dry fresh thyme and rosemary in your own home. Drying herbs yourself will give you great ingredients to work with when the fresh ones are no longer in season. Dried herbs have a more concentrated flavor than fresh ones, and so less are needed in cooking.

October 3, 2007   |   0 comments
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Making your own mixed berry jam is not as difficult as it looks. Fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are preserved in sugar and canned. Make a batch for yourself or give away jars to your friends. Peanut butter and jelly never tasted so good!

Get recipe: Mixed Berry Jam
October 3, 2007   |   0 comments
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We met with Alex Minott of the Evolution Store in Soho and conservation specialist Fanella France to learn about techniques of preservation in other fields. They talk to us about preserving art and artifacts.

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