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University of Idaho Extension

 

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

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Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu


Food Preservation and Safety Publications & Resources


4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Boiling Water Canning Project Manual > PDF
For ages 8-18, the boiling water canning project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for canning fruits, tomatoes, tomato salsa, pickles, and jams and . . . . . more details
 
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4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Drying Project Manual > PDF
For ages 8-18, the drying project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for drying fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Thirteen hands-on activities engage you . . . . . more details
 
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4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Freezing Project Manual > PDF
For ages 8-18, the freezing project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for freezing fruits; juices; vegetables; meat, fish, and poultry; and convenien . . . . . more details
 
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4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Pressure Canning Project Manual > PDF
For ages 14-18, the pressure canning project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for canning vegetables, dry beans, meats, poultry, fish, and prepared . . . . . more details
 
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Big Game from Hunt to Home > PDF
For your next hunting trip, the information in this publication will make sure the meat you bring home will be high quality. Meat from big game animals (deer, antelope, elk, moose, and bear) is a nutr . . . . . more details
 
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Canning Fruits > PDF
This publication explains how to ensure both safety and quality when canning fresh fruits. Details covered include selecting and preparing equipment; preparing apples, apricots, berries, cherries, pea . . . . . more details
 
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Canning Meat, Poultry, and Game > PDF
This guide walks you through the essential steps to ensure tasty yet safe results. You will find information every beginner needs, including recipes and an easy-to-read table for determining process t . . . . . more details
 
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Canning Seafood > PDF
Learn how to can salmon, tuna, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp and other fish and how to be sure your canned seafood is safe to eat. Author: Carolyn A. Raab . . . . . more details
 
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Canning Smoked Fish at Home > PDF
This bulletin gives instructions for lightly smoking fish in preparation for canning and for the canning process itself. Fully smoked fish, in contrast, is too dry and strongly flavored after canning. . . . . . more details
 

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products > PDF
Covers how to select equipment, prepare equipment and tomatoes, pack jars, add acid and salt, close jars, cool, test for a seal, store, and check jars for spoilage. Outlines steps for processing in pr . . . . . more details
 
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Canning Vegetables > PDF
Canning is a great way to preserve your garden vegetables. When canned properly, vegetables will retain their nutrients and flavor. Canned improperly, they can kill, sicken, or be poor in quality. Aut . . . . . more details
 
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Drying Fruits and Vegetables > PDF
Written primarily for drying in an electric dehydrator, this guide applies as well to oven drying. Sections cover selecting, preparing, and pretreating foods for drying as well as storing and using dr . . . . . more details
 
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Elaboración de conservas de tomates y productos de tomates > PDF
Se deben usar métodos seguros para el envase de tomates o productos de tomate. Como resultado de nuevos hallazgos de investigación y cambios en las variedades de tomates, las recomendaci . . . . . más detalles
 

Freezing Convenience Foods > PDF
Learn all about freezing foods that you have prepared at home, including cakes; pies; meat, fish, poultry, and pasta dishes; soups, meals in a bag; and vegetable dishes. Find out which items not to fr . . . . . more details
 
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Freezing Fruits and Vegetables > PDF
How to freeze fruits, vegetables, and juices, and how to refreeze frozen foods. Includes freezing fruit without sugar, with ascorbic acid, in syrup, and packed in sugar; and blanching vegetables. A ch . . . . . more details
 
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Guardado de frutas en conserva > PDF
Esta publicación explica aómo garantizar tanto la seguridad como la calidad de las frutas frescas guardadas en conserva. Los detalles cubiertos incluyen la selección y la preparación del equipo; la pr . . . . . más detalles
 

Guardado de vegetales en conserva > PDF
Guardar en conserva puede ser una estupenda forma de obtener el beneficio total de los vegetales de su jardin. Cuando se preparan correctamente, los alimentos retienen sus nutrients y sabor. Si se hac . . . . . más detalles
 

Home Freezing of Seafood > PDF
Learn how to prepare and freeze fish so that it tastes almost as fresh and delicately flavored as the day it was caught. Revised by Barbara Rasco and originally prepared by Kenneth S. Hildebrand, Jr. . . . . . more details
 
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Making Garlic- and Herb-Infused Oils at Home > PDF
You can safely store your infused oils at room temperature when you follow the procedures in this publication. Authors: Barbara Abo, Josh BeVan, Surine Greenway, Beverly Healy, Sandra M. McCurdy, Joe . . . . . more details
 

Making Jerky at Home Safely > PDF
Traditional jerky preparation methods, in which raw meat is dried at about 140° to 155°F, won't kill pathogens present in the meat. Learn the steps in making tasty meat jerky at home, includin . . . . . more details
 
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Options for Storing Potatoes at Home > PDF
Recommendations for consumers on how to store large quantities of potatoes at home. Authors: Lynn Woodell, Nora Olson and Jim Wilson . . . . . more details
 

Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use > PDF
Outlines the basic steps in pickling fish and gives a basic recipe suitable for pickling most fish with high oil contents. Authors: Barbara Rasco and Kenneth S. Hildebrand, Jr . . . . . more details
 
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Pickling Vegetables > PDF
Describes the equipment and ingredients needed for pickling, and how to pack jars, process vegetables, and store the pickled results. Includes 17 recipes, processing times for various altitudes, and a . . . . . more details
 
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Recetas de Salsa para Guardar en Conserva > PDF
Esta famosa publicación ha sido actualizada con 5 nuevas recetas de salsa fijciles y sabrosas con suficientes variaciones aprobadas como para complacer hasta a los mijs esigentes preparadores d . . . . . más detalles
 

Salsa Recipes for Canning > PDF
You can safely can a variety of salsas in a boiling water canner by following the procedures in this publication. Discusses salsa ingredients, including spices and sources of acid. Seven recipes inclu . . . . . more details
 
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Smoking Fish at Home-Safely > PDF
This guide explains the basic techniques for preparing delicious, hot-smoked fish safely, including the crucial roles of salt, smoke, and heat. It also recommends refrigerated storage for all smoked f . . . . . more details
 
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Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner > PDF
Pressure canning is the only safe way to can meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. This booklet explains how to keep your pressure canner in top condition and use it safely. 16 pp. Author: Marilyn A . . . . . more details
 
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You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness > PDF
In the United States alone there are some 76 million cases of foodborne illness each year. Learn about common and not-so-common foodborne pathogens and what you can do to keep them from making you sic . . . . . more details
 
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University of Idaho Extension

 

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

Google Maps

Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu