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In this article find information about preserving apples.

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

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

This article describes the basic essentials of home canning.

PDF 5/12/17
Chicken Bone Broth

This article describes making and canning your chicken bone broth.  Appeared in the Tribune Jan. 20, 2021 page 1C.  Recipe included

PDF 7/6/21
Cranberry Themed Holiday Gifts

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

PDF 12/20/18
DIY Holiday Gifts

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

PDF 9/18/17
Egg Safety for Spring Celebrations

This issues highlights the importance of handling eggs safely for food and seasonal festivities. Printed in The Tribune on 4/8/20.

PDF 4/28/20
Enjoying the Bounty of Tomatoes

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

PDF 1/23/17

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

PDF 10/18/18
Fermentation Workshop

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

PDF 4/21/17
Flavored Salts

This article describes how to make flavored/infused salts.  Recipe included for a version made with Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Recipe included.  Appeared in the Tribune Feb. 24, 2021

PDF 7/6/21
Flavors from Around the World! Condiments and Chutneys

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

PDF 4/30/18
Freezing Citrus

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

PDF 2/16/17
From Pickles to Jelly-Open House Teaches About Food Preservation

This articles announces our 2020 Open House and Volunteer Recruitment. Printed in The Tribune 1/8/20.

PDF 4/28/20
Galettes, Tarts, and Pies

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

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

PDF 9/18/17
Get Ready for a Bountiful Canning Season!

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

This article highlights ways to gift your home preserved foods.

PDF 10/17/18
Got extra fruit and veggies? SLO Class teaches dehydration

This article provides brief information about dehydrating fruit, vegetables, and meat

PDF 11/25/19
Have a Food Safe Thanksgiving

Publishes on Nov. 25, 2020 in the Tribune page 1C.  This article focuses on the importance of food safety for preparing a turkey.

PDF 11/18/20
Here's how to safely preserve tomatoes

This article describes different methods of preserving tomatoes.  Appeared in The Tribune on August 28, 2020 page 1C.

PDF 10/6/20
Holiday Food Safety

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
Homemade Pepper Jelly is Great for Gifting, Perking Up Dishes

This article appeared in the Telegram Tribune on December 23, 2020.  It offers a tested recipe for preserving pepper jelly and how to use it in different recipes.

PDF 1/11/21
How Do I Store...Apples

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

PDF 9/15/17
How Do I Store...Eggs

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

PDF 1/23/17
How Do I Store...Figs

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

PDF 9/15/17
How Do I Store...Strawberries

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

PDF 1/23/17
How Do I Store...Tomatoes

Enjoy this brief article on how to properly store tomatoes.

PDF 1/23/17
How to Keep Food Safe During a Power Outage

This article describes simple steps to take to save food when power is lost.  Printed in The Tribune 3/25/20.

PDF 4/28/20
If Life Gives You Lemons, You can Make Tasty Lemon Curd

This article highlights different preservation recipes for citrus including announcement of Saturday class.  Printed in The Tribune on 1/22/20.

PDF 4/28/20
In a jam? Here's what to do with all those berries

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

PDF 6/4/19
In a pickle? Here's how to tell if home-preserved food is actually safe to eat

This article describes how to tell if home preserved food is safe to  eat.  This article appeared in The Tribune on May 13, 2020 on page 1C.

PDF 10/6/20
Introduction to Canning-Canning 101

Articles describes basic principles of home food preservation safely

PDF 9/13/17
Is your canned and frozen food safe to eat? Here's how to tell

This article describes how to tell when canned and frozen food is no longer safe to consume.  Published April 29, 2020 in The Tribune page 1C.

PDF 10/5/20
It's Pumpkin and squash season. Here's the best way to dry and roast seeds

This article describes 3 methods for drying and roasting pumpkin/squash seeds.  Appeared in The Tribune Oct. 21, 2020 page 1C.

PDF 10/30/20
Learn About Homemade Stock, Sourdough Bread

This article describes information about sourdough recipes and making bone broth.  Printed in The Tribune 2/19/20.

PDF 4/28/20
Learn How to Preserve Your Summer Harvest

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

PDF 6/20/18
Making and Preserving Bone Broth

This article describes the basic method to make bone broth.

PDF 2/27/19
Pick a Peck of Pickles

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

PDF 8/19/19
Preserving Citrus

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!

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

PDF 10/19/17
Preserving Proteins

Article briefly describing equipment needed to can fish safely.

PDF 6/26/17
Preserving Pumpkins and Other Prodigious Provisions

Interesting facts about pumpkins!

PDF 1/23/17
Pressure Canning

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

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

Great information on using the end of the summer bounty!

PDF 1/23/17
Saving the Seasons-Introduction to Canning

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
Savory Jellies

This article describes how to make jellies that are used for savory dishes.  Recipe included for wine jelly.  Appeared in the Tribune on June 23, 2021 page 1C.

PDF 7/6/21
Sourdough Bread

Describes information about making a sourdough starter and bread at home with class registration information.

PDF 11/25/19
Stay safe when grocery shopping, preparing food during the pandemic

This article describes important precautions to take when grocery shopping and food handling during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article appeared in The Tribune on May 6, 2020 page 1C.

PDF 10/6/20
Strawberry Season is nearly upon us. Here's how to make your own jam

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

PDF 3/29/18
The Better Butter

This article describes how to make butter and then flavor it with edible flowers.  Recipe is included.  Appeared in the Tribune May 19, 2021.

PDF 7/6/21
The Mad Science of Fermentation

This article describes the basics of fermentation including the importance of good sanitation.

PDF 2/5/20
To Water Bath or To Pressure Can? That is the Question

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

PDF 1/23/17

Information about ways to preserve your tomato bounty

PDF 11/25/19
Too many fresh herbs? Here's how to preserve them

This article describes how to safely dry or dehydrate fresh herbs for long-term storage.  This article appeared in The Tribune on September 23, 2020.

PDF 10/6/20
Totally Tomatoes!

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

PDF 9/18/17
Yogurt and Cheese Please

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