FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about Preserving Food


We get a fair number of questions; so we are starting a FAQ page to answer the more common one - and even a few of the uncommon ones.

How would you preserve homemade Honey Butter for gift giving or storing?

The USDA recommends: Honey be placed in a jar and "covered tightly. If it crystallizes, warm the jar in pan of hot water or heat on low in microwave. It should be good for up to 12 months." Store it in a cupboard in a relatively cool dry place. However, your question says "honey butter" not just plain honey. If this is a mix of honey and butter then you should not store it in a cupboard, but a refrigerator and assume that it will be good as long as the expiration date on the butter (even though the honey will probably have a preservative effect). It can also be frozen possibly for as long as six months.

Question on using wax seals on cantaloupe jelly recipe...

Can I take vacuum sealed meals sailing?

Can eggs be frozen?

Will cooked meat last longer if frozen and vacuum sealed?


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