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?
My Lithuanian grandmother's beefy borscht with beets, carrots, potatoes and cabbage. Pressure can-able.
A home canned version of the delicious ranch style beans that you buy in the black labeled cans.
Proper method for canning pumpkins and winter squash now that they're in season.
Demystifying tomato canning! What you need, don't need and shouldn't do. Includes description of PH, acids, etc. (Also times/temps for pressure canning). Plus fun list of unconventional canning tips!
step-by-step instructions for canning fresh tomato juice (red, yellow, heirloom, cooked and/or fresh). Your bloody mary and gazpacho never had it so good!
Food preservation experts Harriet Fasenfest and Marge Braker demonstrate how to safely can fresh sardines. This video includes a basic primer on using a pressure canner.
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!