Are your home preserves still safe to consume?

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As a new home canner, I have wondered about the shelf life of my preserves. I still have canned stuff in my basement from the summer. According to Food in Jars, it’s safe past the one year mark, though flavour will likely have deteriorated.

Home preserved foods remain safe for eating far longer than their first year, but their quality does decline the longer the jars remain on the shelf (or in my case, under the couch). This means that the jam you made two or three years ago is probably still just fine to eat but it may not taste quite as good as did on that summer afternoon when you first put it in the jars. Chances are good, though, that it will still be more delicious than anything you’re able to buy at the grocery store.

Want to know more? Check out their post, Canning 101: How Long do Home Canned Foods Really Last?

My favourite nut milk

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When I arrived home from work, I was craving a glass of creamy cashew milk. When I first started making my own nut milk, I made almond milk because that is typically the first nut milk that came to mind. I really do like the taste of homemade almond milk, though it doesn't ...

Oh She Glows recipe tester

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Last year I discovered this wonderful vegan website and cookbook called Oh She Glows. I'm not vegan or even vegetarian, but I love wholesome food, and author Angela Liddon has developed some great recipes. One of my staples during biking season is her healthy granola bar. I also love the Chia Seed ...

Skyr in Canada

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While I was in Iceland in 2012, I discovered a fantastically delicious and healthy snack known as Skyr (pronounced skeer). It's similar to yogurt, but it's not exactly yogurt. It's technically a soft cheese made with skim milk that's been fermented with a Skyr culture, similar to a yogurt culture, but, not a yogurt culture. ...