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Altering Your Canned Salsa Recipe

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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

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Canning Jar Lid Shortage: What to do?

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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?

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Is Your Home Canning Process Safe?

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on February 9, 2021 2 Comments
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.

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What is Blanching?

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
What is Blanching?

But what is blanching? When do we need to blanch vegetables? And why do we need to blanch?

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Choosing Fruit Quality When Making Jam

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on June 4, 2020 0 Comments
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.

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How to Keep Cool in the Kitchen While Canning

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving by on June 12, 2019 0 Comments
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.

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Jam Making Basics – How to Create Your Own Jam Recipe

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on June 12, 2019 0 Comments
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?

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Jam Making Basics – Long Cooking Jams vs. Quick Cooking Jams

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Jam Making Basics – Long Cooking Jams vs. Quick Cooking Jams

Which style of jam should you make – long cooking jam or quick cooking 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 different cooking styles. Do you prefer long cooking jams or quick cooking […]

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Jam Making Basics: – High Acid vs. Low Acid Fruits

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving by on April 16, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics: – High Acid vs. Low Acid Fruits

Making jam successfully requires 3 basic components; pectin, sugar, and acid. Since I have already covered pectin and sugar previously, today we tackle acidity.

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Jam Making Basics: – The Role of Sugar

Filed in canning, Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 9, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics: – The Role of Sugar

Learn how to make jam successfully – by understanding why sugar is integral to soft spreads. Although it seems that late spring is a long way off (as I write the east coast is getting walloped with snow and the Plains are expecting a blizzard), the early berries and fruits will be ripe soon, and […]

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