Are you canning curious? This post will help demystify the process of preserving food in jars, clarify what you need in the kitchen to can, whether or not you need to simmer your canning lids as Grandma used to, if you need to sterilize your jars (the answer will surprise you!), what the deal is […]
Strawberry jam is a fast and fun recipe that a beginner can make and this recipe explains how you can round up a selection (or just a few) of optional add-ins to add just before canning to customize your jam and make it your own. One way to tell which jar is which is to […]
If you have wondered about canning, thought maybe you’d like to try it out, but didn’t know how to start, this post, and free canning basics course is for you. I have created and updated a rad little course that teaches a beginner the basics of canning and it is completely free. There are three […]
Since this was my first year growing broccoli, I wasn’t sure of the best way to freeze broccoli. I’m glad to say that blanching and freezing fresh broccoli for storage is easy. Fortunately, broccoli freezes well. And you if you blanch it first, you’ll end up with these gorgeous bright green florets and stems in […]
I’ve had a lot of readers express that they think that steam canning is next level, harder, 2.0, or otherwise more difficult than traditional water bath canning and that simply isn’t so. I’m here to tell you that canning is a piece of cake in a steam canner and in many ways, much easier than […]
You’ll love this simple recipe to make homemade spaghetti sauce. Using fresh ingredients, learn how to not only make it but it comes with canning instructions too.