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When you're canning, make sure you know the very basics. Follow these rules to ensure success.
Make sure the food is processed correctly so you’re not also gifting a food-borne illness
Canning has become popular again and jars of your homemade food can make wonderful gifts. It’s a good idea to know who you’re giving it too because some people are skeptical of home-...
The best place is cool, dry, and dark
We all go a little crazy when the garden fruits and vegetables come on at once. You spend hours in the kitchen getting everything canned. And then you wonder -- Where am I going to put all these jars...
Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand home canning products, wants to help you learn how to preserve nature’s best. These recipes are from the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book Guide to...
The process is getting a lot easier
I’ve canned a lot of tomatoes and salsa. I process the jars in a hot water bath using a big pot on the stove. Canning has become a lost art in recent years, but it’s coming back....
Don't let those watermelon rinds go to waste!
Number of Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/4 cup Yield: 6 half-pints (twenty-four 1/4-cup servings) Prep: 1 hr Cook: 45 min Stand: Overnight 1 pound watermelon 6...
Everything you need to know to grow your own tomatoes this year!
You have to pay attention during processing
Pressure canners have been used for decades to preserve low acid foods such as meat and fresh vegetables. The device creates steam under pressure, and the temperature inside reaches a minimum of 240-...
Believe it or not, many tomatoes are different now than they used to be
When your grandma canned tomatoes, she probably didn’t need to add anything else in the jar to keep the food safe. Tomatoes were more acidic then than they are now, which naturally killed any...
Ease up the freezer space by canning your meat
Canning your own meat means you’ll have a meal ready to heat up at the end of a long day. It eases up space in the freezer and you won’t lose the meat when the power goes out. The biggest...