Sealing food

If there is one food preservation method I’m not very familiar with, it’s food sealing. Reading about it made me want to try it even less. Food sealing, however, needs to be mentioned because there is a good chance you will have come across it in the form of a vegetable covered in oil. Let […]

Cellaring and storing food

Storing food correctly can greatly increase their life span. I remember growing up that we always had a cellar. At the time I didn’t pay much attention to it and now I wish I would have one. Potatoes, for example, could last up to a year in our cellar. Now, I only have the ‘modern’ […]

Pickling food

When I hear ‘pickled food’, my mind usually turns to pickled cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers are easily the most well-known kind of pickled food. But, little did I know that you can pickle all kinds of food. And pickling is actually one of the oldest forms of food preservation. So today, a little run-down of what […]

Freezing food

Recently I talked about reducing food waste. One option to reduce food waste is to freeze food so it keeps its freshness. This option is particulalry great for fresh produce and I love using it for something like kale. But I also like freezing when I prepare meals in advance. Today I decided it’s time […]

Fermenting food

Did you know that chocolate is the result of fermentation? I didn’t until I read about fermentation in general. Fermenting food is a fascinating topic because we are basically talking about encouraging microorganisms to alter our food. ‘Spoiling food’ is another term describing the basic process. But fermenting is different because the goal is to […]

Drying food

One of the most intuitive methods of food preservation is drying food. You can dry almost any food, from fruit to meat. It’s possible to simply dry them in your kitchen window. Other methods include an oven and a food dehydrator. I will focus here on the easy, no-cost version of drying: air drying and […]

Canning food

By no means am I an expert when it comes to preserving food. I want to learn, but so far I haven’t tried most of the techniques available. So I thought instead of me just reading up on it and trying it some time I’d share the results of my research and my journey. Maybe […]

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