Friday Round-Up: Getting Ready for Canning Season

water bath canningAre visions of home canned goods keeping you sane this winter? Luckily, the season of pickles and jam will be here soon. So it’s a good time to brush up on your canning techniques and get those jars ready! Here’s a selection of helpful posts to keep the pantry full in 2015.


What do you do when the recipe calls for quarts but you want to make pints? If you struggle with the math, follow my audio and worksheets for Kitchen Math Magic to make it simple.


New to canning this year? Need to brush up on your technique? The National Center for Home Food Preservation has a wonderful Preserving Food at Home Self-Study program, and it’s free. Or follow the step-by-step water bath canning tutorial found on our website.


Looking for some new canning equipment? It’s too late to enter Marisa’s giveaway over on Food in Jars, but she tells you all about the new purple Ball canning jars. You can order your own at the Ball site.


Identify the equipment you absolutely have to have on my older post, Getting Ready for Water Bath Canning.


Don’t forget about canning safety! Read about botulism dangers here.


Fillmore Container shares their 5 Tips for a successful canning season.


Last but not least, start the season off on the right foot – download a copy of The Confident Canner, and get answers to all your canning questions. And order your own, personalized Canning Journal to keep track of the bounty.

by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at Find her professional food writing info at

March 20, 2015

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