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Author Archive: Master Food Preserver

Master Food Preservers offers training program

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge with communities in Amador and Calaveras counties through public classes, community events and […]

Christmas in July

Come and let your senses be amazed with spirited blueberries, pineapple pepper jam, orange chili marmalade, pumpkin leather, Dijon mustard and much more at the El Dorado County Master Food Preservers’ free class, “Gifts from the Kitchen — Christmas in July.” The event highlights ideas for gifts to make in your kitchen and also how […]

Master Food Preserver: What to do with flavorful flowers

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers It’s just about that time of year again — time to peruse the many seed catalogues to determine the course of the garden for the upcoming year. Pictures of perfect, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes vie with striped zucchini and haricot verts (green beans), all of which […]

Master Food Preserver:The long and winding road from cabbage to sauerkraut

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers Ahh…there’s nothing like a little sauerkraut on a bratwurst to make tailgating perfect. What? It’s not tailgating season yet? Then you still have time to make and preserve homemade sauerkraut. If you grow cabbages, some may be ready for harvest right now. The University of […]

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Master Food Preservers: Pomegranates — a mythical fruit — are so versatile

By Geri Scalzi UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers The pomegranate is a fruit with many delicious and innovative uses, bursting with distinct flavor and unique health benefits to food and drink recipes. Arils (seed sacs) are perfect for tossing in salads, stirring into yogurt, sprinkling over cereal, garnishing cocktails or enjoying on their […]

Master Food Preserver:What a fine Christmas pickle

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers A beautiful, shiny glass pickle hidden on many Christmas trees greets the children of the house on Christmas morning. Legend has it that the tradition of finding the hidden pickle comes to us from the Germans. Parents hide the special pickle ornament among the branches […]

Master Food: When good food goes bad

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers My sister came to visit the other day, and I caught her in my kitchen, throwing all my food into the garbage can. “Stop,” I shrieked. “What are you doing?” “I’m getting rid of all the old, expired food,” she replied. “But I’ve only had […]

Making those yummy fruits for the holiday fruitcake

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers The weather has turned colder and snow dusts the tops of the mountains, reminding us all that the time has come to get out the fruitcake recipes and start baking. Some recipes call for candied fruits, some for dried fruits. Some call for nuts, others […]

Master Food Preserver:Gifts from the heart for Christmas

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers If you want to give a gift from the heart, consider a gift from the kitchen. Everyone appreciates the time and talent involved in creating edible gifts, and the giver can enjoy creating a present that can’t be found anywhere else. Home preserved products make […]

Master Food Preserver: Making flavored vinegars for Christmas

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers With Christmas just around the corner, many people search for unique gifts. Look no farther than your kitchen this year and create herb or fruit flavored vinegars that not only taste spectacular, but also serve as beautiful kitchen decorations. To get started, choose an appropriate […]

Master Food Preserver: Flu bug or food bug? Part 2

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers Food safety concerns everyone, since everyone needs to eat. Make sure that all family members wash their hands before helping with food preparation and before eating. Remember Mom calling for everyone to “Wash up before dinner, now!”? She had the right idea all along. But, […]

Flu bug or food bug — which bugs have it?

By Ora Emmerich UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers Part 1 Feeling a bit under the weather?  Think you have the 24 hour flu?  Think again — you may have food poisoning. Flu-like symptoms such as nausea, fever, diarrhea or vomiting may occur soon after ingesting tainted food, or may occur two or more […]

Low-sugar canning helps alleviate a host of health problems

By Roger Dillon, MFP UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers Today more people are trying to eat a healthier diet. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity and their related health problems are driving people to eat healthy. Reducing preservatives, additives and sugar from their diet has turned many people to home preservation. Recipes and canning methods […]

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