Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
This year . . . like most other years . . . I planted a variety of hot peppers in my garden.
Because peppers are a low acid food they need to be pressure canned.
This is my first year growing and canning beans, so this is all new to me. I'm not new to canning but I am newish to pressure canning. I was surprised when I noticed that in some of my jars a lot of the water had boiled out. Why is that?
Canning green beans is just about as easy as growing them. They are a great starter crop for a new gardener and they are also a good vegetable to learn how to pressure can with.
So simple yet so delicious!
An easy way to preserve your garden fresh tomatoes to enjoy all year long!
Ever wonder exactly how complicated pressure canning is? A step-by-step look at the process.
This video is meant to be a basic guide to get you started with canning and preserving. As an example, in this video I will show you how to can your own chicken stock.
Nothing beats the ease of opening a jar of pressure canned soup after a day of work. This soup can be made with or without meat and is full of healthy garden fresh vegetables.
Ever crave sweet, yellow corn in the middle of Winter? You can whip up some corn chowder any time with simple canned corn.
What can be simpler than pressure canning dried beans so they are ready to use in your next soup, salad, or chili recipe? Not much. Black beans are my go-to, but any dried bean will do.
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