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Topic Description Type Date Added
Apples! (183KB)

In this article find information about preserving apples.

PDF 1/23/17
Campers' and Backpackers" Delight: Food for the Trail and Beyond (147KB)

This article describes some information about dehydration of food and it's use on the trail as well as information about our Saturday public class.

PDF 3/1/18
Canning Basics_Learning a New Skill (160KB)

This article describes the basic essentials of home canning.

PDF 5/12/17
Cranberry Themed Holiday Gifts (515KB)

This article provides information and resources using cranberries, fresh and dried, for easy holiday gift giving.

PDF 12/20/18
DIY Holiday Gifts (200KB)

This article highlights ways to make gifts from you home preserved foods.

PDF 9/18/17
Enjoying the Bounty of Tomatoes (172KB)

Learn tips on how to select, store, and enjoy tomatoes!

PDF 1/23/17
Fermentation (167KB)

This article describes basic fermentation principles.  This article was published in the Tribune August 22, 2018 page 1C.

PDF 10/18/18
Fermentation Workshop (145KB)

Article explaining basic procedures of fermentation specific to sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.  Published in The Tribune 4/19/17.

PDF 4/21/17
Flavors from Around the World! Condiments and Chutneys (164KB)

Article announcing upcoming public class featuring making and preserving condiments and chutneys.

PDF 4/30/18
Freezing Citrus (234KB)

In this article, find information about how to freeze citrus juice for use in recipes year round.

PDF 2/16/17
Galettes, Tarts, and Pies (522KB)

This issue describes some basic information about making and preserving pies through freezing and canning filling and crusts.

PDF 6/28/19
Get Funky with Fermentation (168KB)

This article describes fermentation as a process for food preservation highlighting sauerkraut.

PDF 9/18/17
Get Ready for a Bountiful Canning Season! (179KB)

This article describes the steps involved in checking all of your canning equipment for safety and usability. Published 3/10/17 in The Atascadero News and The Paso Robles Press. 

PDF 3/23/17
Gifting Your Home Preserved Goodies (183KB)

This article highlights ways to gift your home preserved foods.

PDF 10/17/18
Holiday Food Safety (254KB)

The winter holidays are upon us and many of us are thinking about putting that beautiful fall feast together for the Thanksgiving holiday, but be sure to practice food safety during each step of the prep!

PDF 1/23/17
How Do I Store...Apples (162KB)

Information on optimal storage for maintaining flavor and freshness of apples.

PDF 9/15/17
How Do I Store...Eggs (162KB)

Enjoy this quick and easy read on how to store your eggs safely and properly.

PDF 1/23/17
How Do I Store...Figs (230KB)

Article describing best storage practices for figs and home preservation ideas.

PDF 9/15/17
How Do I Store...Strawberries (234KB)

Enjoy this quick and easy read on how to properly store strawberries.

PDF 1/23/17
How Do I Store...Tomatoes (180KB)

Enjoy this brief article on how to properly store tomatoes.

PDF 1/23/17
In a jam? Here's what to do with all those berries (425KB)

This article appeared in the Tribune May 8, 2019 section 1C

PDF 6/4/19
Introduction to Canning-Canning 101 (181KB)

Articles describes basic principles of home food preservation safely

PDF 9/13/17
Learn How to Preserve Your Summer Harvest (190KB)

This article highlights information about the upcoming Introduction to Canning class.

PDF 6/20/18
Making and Preserving Bone Broth (588KB)

This article describes the basic method to make bone broth.

PDF 2/27/19
Pick a Peck of Pickles (465KB)

This article describes the basics of pickling in home food preservation.

PDF 8/19/19
Preserving Citrus (147KB)

This article provides information on various methods to preserve your citrus.  Published in The Tribune 3/22/17.

PDF 3/23/17
Preserving Pies Perfectly! (193KB)

This article describes safe methods to preserve pie filling at home.  Published in The Tribune 10/11/17.

PDF 10/19/17
Preserving Proteins (182KB)

Article briefly describing equipment needed to can fish safely.

PDF 6/26/17
Preserving Pumpkins and Other Prodigious Provisions (299KB)

Interesting facts about pumpkins!

PDF 1/23/17
Pressure Canning (169KB)

This article describes the basic principles of pressure canning.  It appeared in the Tribune on September 19, 2018 page 1C

PDF 10/18/18
SAFE Thanksgiving Feast (460KB)

Describes how to safely prepare and store food for Thanksgiving.

PDF 12/13/18
Salsa A Fantastic Way to Preserve Your End of Summer Harvest (192KB)

Great information on using the end of the summer bounty!

PDF 1/23/17
Saving the Seasons-Introduction to Canning (445KB)

This article describes the basics of preserving food by canning and April class registration.  Appeared in the Tribune April 10, 2019.

PDF 4/11/19
Strawberry Season is nearly upon us. Here's how to make your own jam (175KB)

Description of different methods to make jam and information about upcoming jam class in Santa Barbara County.

PDF 3/29/18
To Water Bath or To Pressure Can? That is the Question (141KB)

Learn information on choosing the correct equipment for your canning needs.

PDF 1/23/17
Totally Tomatoes! (185KB)

This article describes how tomatoes can be safely preserved at home.

PDF 9/18/17
Yogurt and Cheese Please (416KB)

This article appeared in the March 20, 2019 edition of the Tribune.  Describes basic information about making yogurt and cheese at home safely and class registration information.

PDF 4/11/19
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