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Canning Louisiana Fruits
canning fruits

Fruits are high in natural acids and can be safely canned in a boiling water bath. Use these recommendations to safely can your fruits. (online only)

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes/Yams
Selection of sweet potatoes, nutrition facts, storage, preparation and varieties.

Canning Louisiana Vegetables
canning vegetables

Home-canned vegetables are safe, nutritious and good to eat – if canned properly. (PDF Format Only)

Canning Greens
canning greens

Greens freeze well, and most of them may be canned successfully at home if special precautions are taken to ensure adequate processing in a pressure canner. Use these steps to successfully can mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, spinach, kale or chard. (PDF Format Only)

Freezing Prepared Foods
freezing prepared foods
Changing lifestyles have made meal preparation more demanding than ever. Preparing and freezing foods ahead of time can be a great convenience – or even a necessity in some instances. Information for baked products, doughs, main dishes, sandwiches, soups, sauces, vegetable dishes, fruit dishes, desserts, sweets, spices and foods that do not freeze well. (PDF Format Only)
Enjoying Louisiana Crawfish
crawfish
Enjoy Louisiana crawfish for delicious taste and good nutrition. Crawfish are an excellent source of high-quality protein and are low in calories, fat and saturated fat. Information on types of crawfish, availability, cooking, freezing, nutrients and recipes included. (PDF Format Only)
Canning Green Beans
green beans
Home-canned beans are safe, nutritious and good to eat -- if canned properly. Use these steps to successfully can green beans. (PDF Format Only)
Getting Ready to Can
canning
With the increased number of home gardens, more people are interested in freezing or canning surplus fruits and vegetables. Although freezing is one of the simplest and best ways to “put up” most fruits and vegetables, canning can be an economical way to preserve food at home. Use these to steps for safe home canning. (PDF Format Only)
Freezing Okra
okra
Okra is one of the favorite summer vegetables in the Southern diet because it grows through the hot summer months when few other fresh vegetables are available from the garden. The fresh flavor of okra can be enjoyed all winter by freezing the summer surplus. Use these freezing guidelines to enjoy okra year-round. (PDF Format Only)
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and flavorful, with a soft moist flesh. It is delicious whether baked, boiled, fried, mashed, candied or used in hundreds of other ways — from main dishes to desserts. This publication includes information on the nutritive value, selection and preparations for freezing, boiling or candying yams or sweet potatoes. (PDF format only)
Make it Fast: Kitchen Tips
Make it Fast: Kitchen Tips
This publication includes information on how to prepare a healthy supper every day without spending hours in the kitchen. It also includes information and tips to save time and money.
Freezing Fruits
freezing fruits
You can enjoy the delicious flavor of fresh fruits year-round by freezing fruits and berries during the short season when they are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Freezing will not improve the quality of any food but will maintain it if the procedures recommended in this publication are followed. (PDF format only)
The Mayhaw
The Mayhaw
The mayhaw is the fruit of the thorny hawthorne tree. Learn about mayhaw production, use and harvesting and how to to make jellies, jams and syrups from this wild fruit. Recipes are included. (PDF format only)
Berry Pickin' Time in Louisiana
Berry Pickin' Time
Wild blackberries and dewberries have long been treasured for cobblers, jellies, jams and other tasty dishes. Learn how to pick, use, freeze, can and make syrups, jellies and jams. Recipes included.
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