Preserve Your Harvest

Fermented Turnips Recipe (Sauerruben)

Fermented Turnips or Sauerruben freshly made in a jar on the counter with a turnip next to it.

Fermented turnips (sauerruben) are super easy to make and have many health benefits! They are teaming with gut-loving probiotics, plus turnips are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and have powerful detoxification and cancer-fighting properties. Unfortunately, turnips are often forgotten about and overshadowed by the popular fermented cabbage (sauerkraut). However, turnips are easier to grow than …

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Dried Radishes for Winter Storage

Sliced dried radishes (radish chips) laid out in an artistic manner next to dried radish greens

If you are growing radishes in your garden this year, don’t miss this opportunity to preserve some dried radishes to enjoy during the cold days of winter! Growing food during the summer is great, but being able to preserve some of your harvest for winter storage is a HUGE step in becoming self-sufficient. The good …

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Water Glassing Eggs for Storage

A half gallon glass mason jar filled with eggs and a lime mixture

Have you made the dreaded “trip of shame” to the grocery store to buy eggs when your ladies have slowed down in the winter? Ugh. Me, too! That is, until I discovered water glassing eggs! Water glassing eggs is a simple, old-fashioned way to preserve eggs for long-term storage.  In this article, we’ll discuss everything …

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Principles for Food Preservation in 2022

Glass canning jars filled with carrots to be fermented on an outside deck table.

Growing your own food is an excellent start to self-sufficiency, however, once you master the main principles for food preservation while maximizing nutritional value… you’ll be unstoppable!   There’s nothing more fulfilling than enjoying your homegrown veggies on a -20 degree day in January. It’s also incredibly comforting in today’s world of food insecurity. In this …

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