Canning

Water Bath Canner for a Glass Top Stove

Water Bath Canner for a Glass Top Stove

It is possible to safely can on a glass top stove. But you must have the proper equipment to prevent either a broken stove top or an unsafe canning process. Note: Most of this post is excerpted and updated from Seed to Pantry's March newsletter. Glass Top Stoves for...

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Collectable Canning Jars

Collectable Canning Jars

Do you collect old or unique canning jars? It's a hobby, like quilting, that combines beauty and practicality. It took me a long time to start collecting unique canning jars. Now that I have started of course, I kick myself to think of the vintage jars that have...

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Should You Fear Potato Salad?

Should You Fear Potato Salad?

14 Food Safety Tips Prevent Botulism in Home Canned Foods You may have heard about the recent botulism cases in Ohio. At this writing, 21 people have been infected with botulism resulting in one death. I don't pretend to have any direct knowledge of this tragic event....

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What Is Open Kettle Canning?

What Is Open Kettle Canning?

Open kettle canning is a process that just won't die - but should. Many of us have fond memories of canning and preserving with our mothers and grandmothers. We pass down family canning recipes (Russian Bear pickles and chokecherry jelly in my family) and preferences....

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Friday Round-Up: Getting Ready for Canning Season

Friday Round-Up: Getting Ready for Canning Season

Are 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...

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Keep Your Water Bath Canner Busy This Winter

Keep Your Water Bath Canner Busy This Winter

Is your canner feeling lonely and unloved? Try these wintertime projects and keep it busy! My trusty water bath canner is a kitchen fixture all summer and fall. But once the cold weather hits, it usually gets tucked away in the basement, lonely and out of the way. But...

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How to Fix Overcooked Jam

How to Fix Overcooked Jam

Is your homemade jam thick and almost like candy? Here's how to fix it. We have touched on this subject before, but it remains one of the most asked questions - "how do I fix my overcooked jam?" It's frustrating. You spend time, money, and energy to lovingly make a...

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5 Sources For Safe Home Canning Recipes

5 Sources For Safe Home Canning Recipes

Home canning is BIG once again. Many of us, in an effort to have more control over our food, are making our own jams and pickles, salsa and jerky. We fondly remember our Grandmothers' recipes - but are they safe? There are lots of canning recipes out there. Some have...

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How to Make Your Own Canning Journal

How to Make Your Own Canning Journal

Make your own canning journal to keep all your canning and preserving projects organized. The other day I wrote a post about 3 Reasons to Keep a Canning Journal. There are many reasons why it makes good sense to write down your projects, but the most important reason...

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