Preserving

Home canning in wartime

To reduce the stress on resources, families were encouraged to increase the shelf life of their perishable foods by canning them at home. This is a guide to preparing and preserving fruits and vegetables, including berries, peaches, plums, and pears.

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Wartime Pickles and Relishes

A Second World War pamphlet describing alternative garnishes in light of wartime restrictions on the use of sugar.

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Wartime Jams and Jellies

A Second World War pamphlet on making creative use of peaches, apples, and other late summer fruits.

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Canning Fruits and Vegetables

Proper procedures for food preservation and storage are outlined in this Second World War pamphlet.

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Home Preservation of Meats, Poultry, Fish and Soups

A Second World War guide to safe preserving, to guard against waste or loss of food.