Best Products for a Food-based Side Hustle
Spring means new beginnings, making this the perfect time to start that food side hustle you’ve been dreaming about. Whether it’s baked goods, dry goods, canned goods, or even dog biscuits, a food-based side hustle is a great way to make money from doing something you...
Altering Your Canned Salsa Recipe
It’s salsa canning time! The time of year when tomatoes, peppers, and onions are fresh and plentiful. But canning books don’t include many creativ
Canning Jar Lid Shortage: What to do?
The covid-induced shortage of canning jar lids has stretched into 2021. What are our options when we can’t find enough new lids for all our canning projects?
Is Your Home Canning Process Safe?
Preserving food at home is probably as old as humanity itself. But that doesn’t mean that the old way is always the safe way. No one wants to get sick from home canned foods. So how do you determine if your canning process is safe? Start by considering these guidelines.
What is Blanching?
But what is blanching? When do we need to blanch vegetables? And why do we need to blanch?
Choosing Fruit Quality When Making Jam
You can make luscious jam from almost any fruit variety – but how do you choose fruit quality? Follow these simple tips to make delicious and cost-effective jam.
How to Keep Cool in the Kitchen While Canning
There is no way around it; canning the harvest is hot work. Hot work that is usually done while the outside temperature is rising. But there are a few ways to stay cool in the kitchen while canning.
Jam Making Basics – How to Create Your Own Jam Recipe
Is it possible to create your own jam or soft spread recipe? Can it be done safely?
Jam Making Basics – Long Cooking Jams vs. Quick Cooking Jams
Which style of jam should you make – long cooking jam or quick cooking jam? Long cooking apricot jam Earlier Jam Making Basics posts discussed how to make successful jam and other soft spreads by exploring the roles of sugar, acid, and pectin. Today we look at...