How to help ensure home canned foods (or commercially canned foods) are safe to eat.
Let’s take the mystery out of canning for us newbie canners! With simple equipment and easy to follow recipes, you can start preserving food for your family this week.
Clementines, Cuties, Sweethearts, Mandarins… No matter what you call them, these little easy-peel, sweet, baby oranges are a tasty treat. I love this time of year when the stores are stocked with piles of them, just waiting to bring a sweet boost of vitamin C to our dark Alaskan winters. When I was given a […]
I finally got to use my new canning equipment today! We’ve had a bumper crop (for us, at least) of tomatoes, and had at least two or three pounds sitting in the fridge up until now. Before you say anything, our harvest dates have been odd- some peoples’ tomatoes peak in July and August, ours […]
So you’ve been freezing green beans since you can remember. But now you’re ready to try them in the pressure canner. Want to see a tutorial? Here’s how I pressure can beans (raw pack method) every year. I’ve included plenty of pictures for you along with a chart for altitude adjustment.
Harvest is a busy season on the homestead. It’s a busy season for every gardener. Lots to harvest and lots to preserve. Often this season brings late night canning sessions. Just waiting for that one last batch in the pressure canner to finish up and cool off before you can head to bed. All too […]