I spend a LOT of time preserving our garden bounty. I don’t know about you but I sometimes find myself frustrated by the amount of time I spend processing food in the evenings. Don’t get me wrong, I love preserving food. I just don’t like how inefficient some of the canning equipment seems to be. […]
This is my first installment of a series of posts where I will be sharing everything I have learned about making truly scrumptious and special jams and jellies. I am even going to share a few of my treasured “secret” recipes with you in future installments (just waiting for the fruit to ripen on those […]
Water bathing is a super easy way to learn how to can. Although you can’t water bath low acid foods, there are many high acid foods that ca be water bathed. It’s one of the easiest, safest and healthiest ways to preserve your food for long term storage. There is nothing better than opening a […]
Canning mandarin oranges is one of the easiest waterbath canning projects. The hardest part is simply removing the bitter white pith from the orange orbs before popping them into a can and processing them — whole or in slices. This recipe is frugal, fun, healthy, and perfect for saving a bit of sunshine (and vitamin […]
We are spoiled rotten when it comes to our food and it is 100% my fault. Our standards have been raised so high that we are akin to food snobs now. Not in the sense that the food needs to be expensive and fancy but in terms of being organically grown and from heirloom seeds. […]
There are a lot of ways you can fail at canning, some can be quite scary, BUT we’re here to help!