Preserving fresh basil in fridge for 1 year! Layer jar with salt, olive oil, basil, repeat until full. Scoop out olive oil (which will solidify in fridge) and let come to room temperature to use the basil.
How To: Pickle Your Own Jalapenos I used this basic recipe and added carrots, cauliflower, garlic and onions in with the jalapenos. I also added a T of olive oil directly to the jar and 1 tsp of oregano in the bottom of each jar.
Canning butter for long-term food storage- I didn't know this was possible! After reading the instructions, I would suggest you use unsalted butter. This is a great idea if you find butter on a loss-leader (selling below wholesale price) sale!