Category Archive: Canning

Nov 05

Jam Making Principles – Four Easy Steps to Making Your Own Jam

Follow these four steps for almost every jam you make Choose your fruit. Wash & crush it Boil the fruit in a little plain water till soft When soft & cooked, add the sugar and pectin, mixed. Then add lemon juice or cream of tartar Boil rapidly to 104° C (220°F) and it will be …

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Oct 19

The Truth About Home Canning

If you’ve thought about doing some of your own canning this year but find it a bit intimidating, don’t despair! Learn the difference between truth and myth when it comes to home canning before you throw your arms up and walk away. Myth One: Canning is too expensive. Truth: Canning actually save you money! Most …

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Oct 19

Sterilizing Jars for Canning

Sterilizing jars for canning is an important step in the home canning process. Although washing jars in hot soapy water is important, it isn’t enough to ensure a clean, germ-free environment. A second step is needed to kill bacteria that might still be hanging around and make your jars are sterile and ready to use …

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Oct 11

Canning – How To Can Peach, Apple and Pumpkin Fruit Butters With Recipes

During the Summer and Fall months I enjoy harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we grow in our garden every season. Once our food is harvested…I like to get busy in my kitchen canning a variety of relishes, soups and fruit butters. Canning is not a difficult process like most people think and it can …

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Oct 03

Canning Botulism

There’s a recent rise in home canning interest. With that interest has come a surge in concern about home canning safety. Most people are turning to home canning in an effort to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. Making them sick is counterproductive! The truth of the matter is, if you’re sloppy about …

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Sep 29

10 Canning Mistakes You Can Prevent

Canning is not complicated, nor is it scary, even when pressure canners sometimes make strange whistling sounds. The process is quite simple. Anyone can be successful as long as standard procedures are followed and canning mistakes are prevented. Follow USDA recommendations and guidelines, and listen to the advice of master canning experts. Their knowledge is …

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Sep 19

Home Canning Basics

It’s much easier than you think to can your own food. With the growing desire for food that both tastes good and is good for you, now is the time to get started canning at home. So let’s look at what canning is and why it’s a wonderful alternative to buying processed food at the …

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Aug 19

Home Canning Equipment

The public outcry over the food practices in our country is spurring a renewed interest in home canning…and for good reason! Canning your food at home insures nothing toxic goes into the food you and your family consumes. And it also tastes better! That’s a win/win in my books. Don’t let the thought of canning …

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