Category Archives: Canning and Preserving

Aug 2012
{Canning} Classic Strawberry Jam

Summer is certainly winding down, and we only have a few weeks left to soak up all the bountiful summer produce that is available this time of year. One of the best ways to enjoy fresh produce all year round … Continue reading

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Oct 2011
Homemade Applesauce

Apple picking has been a yearly fall tradition that I’ve done since I was a young girl. Every fall, my family would go to a local orchard, pick a huge bag of apples, and sample fresh apple cider straight from the … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
Canning 101: Zesty Salsa

We go through a lot of salsa in our household, so canning homemade salsa this year was a given. There is nothing better than noshing on fresh salsa made from veggies grown in your garden…in the middle of January. Homemade salsa … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
Canning 101: Basic Tomato Sauce

Canning season is in full swing in this household. Last year I started slow with just applesauce and apple butter, but this year I have much more ambitious plans. One project that was definitely on my to do list was a … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Canning 101: Peaches

As a child, peaches were always a staple side dish at dinner. My mom would open a can of peaches, and spoon 3 or 4 slimy peach slices onto our plates. I used to hate them as a kid, and would … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Canning 101: The Canning Process

Now that you’ve plucked your garden, and gathered your equipment, it is time to get canning! Here is a general step by step guide of how to properly can your produce. More specific instructions will be particular to each recipe. … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Canning 101: Equipment

When it comes to canning, you can get by with very little equipment. Of course, having proper equipment makes your life easier. Here is a list of equipment that will assist you in preserving your precious produce. Canning jars, rings … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Canning 101: The Basics

If you’re like us, you’ve spent hours each week watering and tending to your garden. Now all of a sudden, you’ve got cucumbers coming out of your ears, and enough strawberries to make strawberry shortcake for an entire army. Despite eating … Continue reading

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