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