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Pickled Asparagus Recipe

Pickled Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus has a short season and arguably it is at it’s very best for only a couple of weeks before getting a little woody and lacking flavour. It makes it a perfect candidate for pickling and this pickled asparagus recipe is a good one. Pickling asparagus and processing in a boiling water bath for 10 …

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How To Make Mustard

How To Make Mustard

You may be thinking that this website being about pickling and preserving, “how does that involve mustard?”. Mustard is a pickle, in this case, a condiment like a tomato ketchup or brown sauce. Essentially mustards are pickled mustard seed and they can come in a variety of different blends from simple dijon mustard that is …

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Preserving Fruit In Syrup

Preserving Fruit In Syrup

There is something really satisfying about preserving fruit, either halved or whole in syrup. A lot of fruit preserves process the fruit in such a way that everything is broken down. Taking a half peach or whole cherries out of a jar and eating it in the middle of winter is immensely enjoyable. The Beauty …

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Does Vinegar Go Bad?

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about vinegar and I have been asked a number of times whether vinegar can go bad.  The fact that store-bought vinegar has a best before date adds to the confusion so let’s clear things up and find out whether vinegar can go bad. This article relates to …

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