Questions about LONG-TERM food storage such as canning, pickling, freezing, and drying.

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How long can I keep pureed root ginger

As the title says, how long can I keep pureed root ginger in the fridge?
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Why is my blueberry jam grainy?

I recently made and canned blueberry jam for the first time, using this recipe and canning instructions. I filled all my jars & canned them, but there was a little jam left in the pot. It was a ...
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Making “long(er)-life” homemade mayonnaise

Most recipes I've seen for mayonnaise suggest that homemade mayo should be kept in the fridge for no longer than between 3 and 5 days. What techniques or ingredients can be used to increase the ...
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What flavorings do you use for sour pickles?

I'm making sour pickles (salt water brine, no vinegar) and do not have dill, so I've got garlic and black pepper. What other suggestions do you have for flavorings?
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Does food get spoilt if it catches moisture?

Sometimes, if you leave something like chips out in the open, it catches moisture from the air and is not as crisp after that. Is the food good to consume even after that?
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How dangerous is it to refreeze meat that has been thawed?

I've often been told by people that I shouldn't refreeze meat (particularly hamburger meat) once it has been thawed. However, this seems a little silly to me. I can't imagine how meat that hasn't ...
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Corned Beef - From Scratch

I want to make corned beef, completely from scratch. How do I: Select the cut of beef to corn? Corn that cut? I'm well aware of how to prepare corned beef after that process, but I'd like to start ...
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Can I freeze egg whites?

I saw this question and it got me thinking, can I freeze egg whites, and if so is there anything I need to bear in mind when doing so?
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How to recover jam that has set too hard?

Every time I make jam I always manage to set it too hard. Is there any way to recover it once it's done this?
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Do I need to use sterilized jars straight away?

When making jams and preserves you obviously need to sterilize the jars. After the jars have been sterilized do you need to use them straight away or can you sterilize them in advance and keep them ...
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Pressure canning instructions

Where can safe and reliable instructions be found for canning? Including high and low altitude canning.