Home Food Preservation Webinars Offered By Penn State Extension | Meetings and opinions

Penn State Extension offers a home food preservation webinar series.

“Charcuterie accompaniments” is scheduled for Tuesday 23 March from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Participants will discover the accompaniments of charcuterie boards such as jams and jellies, pickled vegetables and chutneys.

The agenda will cover:

• The basics of canning in a bain-marie and atmospheric steam for the treatment of pickled vegetables, jams, jellies and chutneys.

• The different types of pectin-based products and their use for a good grip in jams and jellies.

• The importance of following research-tested recipes for canned foods.

Reduced sodium canning

Preserving Food at Home: Foods Reduced in Sodium and No Added Salt” is scheduled for 1 pm to 2:30 pm on Tuesday, April 20.

Participants will learn how to safely canning foods with no added or reduced salt content.

Topics will include:

• The basics of using a pressure cooker, based on current USDA canning guidelines, for canning low-acid foods such as vegetables and meats.

• Operation of a pressure cooker and canning safety.

• The importance of following research-tested recipes for canned foods.

“Foods with Reduced Sugar and No Added Sugar” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday April 26.

Participants will learn how to can and freeze foods without or with less added sugar.

The agenda will include:

• The basics of water baths and atmospheric steaming of highly acidic foods such as fruits, pickles, jams and jellies.

• The basics of freezing food.

• The traditional role of sugar in home food preservation and alternative preservation methods using sugar substitutes or special ingredients specially designed for reduced or no added sugar recipes.

• The importance of following research-tested recipes for canned foods.

While different home food preservation methods have been around for centuries, a lot has been learned about the science behind safe canning methods in recent years. The organizers will provide research to dispel myths about food preservation and unsafe practices, as well as practical tips to ensure a positive experience when canning in a bain-marie and freezing foods with reduced content. sugar and no added sugar.

For more information call 877-345-0691 or go to extension.psu.edu.