Home canning is a terrific way to rid your pantry of commercially processed foods. Here’s a canning primer, complete with a bit of canning history, reasons for the current canning resurgence, and even a bit of troubleshooting.
I told myself that this would be the summer I would learn how to can, and can I have. This is a round-up of what I've learned so far about selecting jars, finding recipes, and processing to hopefully take some of the fear out of preserving.
Canning seemed so intimidating until someone walked me through the steps. This post gives an overview of the steps for water bath canning so that you can see how simple it is – and hopefully inspire you to give it a try!
Fruits and vegetables are cheapest when they're in season. Drying them is an inexpensive way to preserve them so you can enjoy them throughout the year . . . to be enjoyed as a snack by themselves or to be used in recipes.