Instructables: exploring - food - canning-and-preserves - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 4 Sep 2015 20:46:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Your Own Dehydrated Meals, Bonus Chili Recipe! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dehydrated-Meals-Bonus-Chili-Recipe/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:03:59 PDT
apple butter recipe http://www.instructables.com/id/apple-butter-recipe/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:03:07 PDT
Making Beef Tallow (with a slow cooker) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Beef-Tallow-with-a-slow-cooker/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:41:12 PDT
Exceptional Blackberry Jelly http://www.instructables.com/id/Exceptional-Blackberry-Jelly/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:49:04 PDT
Homemade Vanilla Extract http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Vanilla-Extract/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:18:09 PDT
Martha's Chutney http://www.instructables.com/id/Marthas-Chutney/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:41:43 PDT
How to de-stink glass jars http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-de-stink-glass-jars/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:41:43 PDT
Poor man's vacuum sealer http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-mans-vacuum-sealer-1/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:23:51 PDT
Slow Cooker Tomato Ketchup http://www.instructables.com/id/Slow-Cooker-Tomato-Ketchup/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:27:55 PDT
Sterilise Preserves With A Sous-vide Water Bath http://www.instructables.com/id/Sterilise-Preserves-With-A-Sous-vide-Water-Bath/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:19:27 PDT
pickled carrots http://www.instructables.com/id/pickled-carrots/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:59:16 PDT
Yum Kimchi! http://www.instructables.com/id/Yum-Kimchi/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:42:16 PDT
Canning Chili Sauce http://www.instructables.com/id/Canning-Chili-Sauce/
Canning Chili Sauce - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/5D7X/IDOCWMAZ/FYG5D7XIDOCWMAZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/5D7X/IDOCWMAZ/FYG5D7XIDOCWMAZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/5D7X/IDOCWMAZ/FYG5D7XIDOCWMAZ.SMALL.jpg The Rustic Barn Owl Time: 3 hrsMakes: 6-8 (32 oz jars)Ingredients 5 pounds of tomatoes 10-20 hot peppers (as many as you like...I like mine hot) 6 green bell peppers2 large onions 2 tsp dry mustard 1 tbsp chili seasoning 1 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp horseradish (I used my homemade horseradish)1 tbsp Celery salt1 cup apple ...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:01:25 PDT
Zesty Hot Salsa http://www.instructables.com/id/Zesty-Hot-Salsa/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:58:58 PDT
Rendering Your Own Lard at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Rendering-Your-Own-Lard-at-Home/
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:31:08 PDT
Summer Berry Jam http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Berry-Jam/
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:16:33 PDT
Dried bananas splits http://www.instructables.com/id/Dried-bananas-splits/
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:43:47 PDT
how to freeze berries http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-freeze-berries/
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:49:31 PDT
No-Cook Overnight Refrigerator Pickles http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cook-Overnight-Refrigerator-Pickles/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:59:27 PDT
Summertime Pickled Veggies http://www.instructables.com/id/Summertime-Pickled-Veggies/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 21:04:08 PDT
Freeze garden greens in ice-cube trays http://www.instructables.com/id/Freeze-garden-greens-in-ice-cube-trays/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:15:49 PDT
Indian Gooseberry Pickle http://www.instructables.com/id/Indian-Gooseberry-Pickle/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 03:27:29 PDT
Homemade in the Jar Pickles http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-in-the-Jar-Pickles/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:41:33 PDT
Boquerones: Vinegar and Oil-Cured Anchovies http://www.instructables.com/id/Boquerones-Vinegar-and-Oil-Cured-Anchovies/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:34:03 PDT
Easy Homemade Clarified Butter (Ghee) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Homemade-Clarified-Butter-Ghee/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:21:07 PDT
Old Style Raspberry Syrup http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Style-Raspberry-Syrup/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:54:02 PDT
Fruit Infused Vinegar Variations http://www.instructables.com/id/Fruit-Infused-Vinegar-Variations/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:50:36 PDT
Homemade Pectin http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pectin/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:32:56 PDT
Apricot jam http://www.instructables.com/id/Apricot-jam/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:21:48 PDT
Cut Mango Pickle (Kerala Style) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-Mango-Pickle-Kerala-Style/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:57:05 PDT
Easy 5 Ingredient Applesauce http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-5-Ingredient-Applesauce/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:18:28 PDT
How to Can Cabbage http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Can-Cabbage/
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:25:02 PDT
How To Pickle Tomatoes & Make An Amazing Vinaigrette http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Pickle-Tomatoes-Make-An-Amazing-Vinaigrette/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:23:39 PDT
Homemade Mustard Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mustard-Oil/
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:33:41 PDT
Sweet Fermented Pickles http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-Fermented-Pickles/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:36:35 PDT
"Hellish" Hot Pepper Relish http://www.instructables.com/id/Hellish-Hot-Pepper-Relish/
"Hellish" Hot Pepper Relish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/GBIY/IC37GIN5/F4BGBIYIC37GIN5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/GBIY/IC37GIN5/F4BGBIYIC37GIN5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/GBIY/IC37GIN5/F4BGBIYIC37GIN5.SMALL.jpg BKLaRue Like many folks, I like spicy food. In fact, for me, the hotter the better. I'm talking the kind of "hot" that makes you cry, sweat, and think twice about what you just did to yourself. Why, I don't know, but as a kid I remember drinking a bottle of Texas Pete and thinking it was one of the best thi...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:04:32 PDT
homemade sauerkraut recipe http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-sauerkraut-recipe/
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:24:45 PDT
How to pickle jalapenos http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-pickle-jalapenos/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 12:06:58 PDT
Cheese made easy - Chevre http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheese-made-easy-Chevre/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:55:55 PDT
Homemade Cherry Jam: From Tree to Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cherry-Jam-From-Tree-to-Jar/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:29:28 PDT
Cheese Made Easy - Colby http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheese-Made-Easy-Colby/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:47:38 PDT
Easy Cherry Pitting tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cherry-Pitting-tool/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:57:40 PDT
How to make toast with jam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-toast-with-jam/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:32:26 PDT
Cheese Made Easy - Marbled Cheddar http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Marbled-Cheddar-How-to-preserve-milk-the-fun-/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:04:29 PDT
How To Can Tomatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Can-Tomatoes/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:26:28 PDT
Instant Pickles! (30 second vacuum pickles!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Pickles-30-second-vacuum-pickles/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:40:24 PDT
Simple Solar dehydrator e.g. fruit leather or apple chips http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-dehydrator-eg-fruit-leather-or-apple-/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:34:59 PDT
Make Citrus Powder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Citrus-Powder/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 11:44:44 PDT
Caveman Curd - Lovely Lemon Curd http://www.instructables.com/id/Caveman-Curd-Lovely-Lemon-Curd/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 16:00:25 PDT
Homemade Garlic and Parsley Butter http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Garlic-and-Parsley-Butter/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:37:36 PDT