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Boiling Water Canning Step-By-Step

canning how-to

I’m going to be putting up a number of recipes that can be preserved by boiling water canning in order to be stored on the pantry shelf, so I thought it would be best to have a step-by-step tutorial I can link to for those of you who have not done any canning. I’m using some pictures from a previous post, Pickling and Canning Asparagus, and adding some general instructions that are the same for different foods. Ca…


Pickling And Canning Asparagus

pickled asparagus

…les is really easy, especially if you have an extra refrigerator to store them so you don’t need to do any canning. But even if you need to can them to keep them shelf stable, using a boiling water canner adds only a few extra minutes to the process. Warning: there are a lot of pictures with this post, but bear with me- canning is an area where having step-by-step illustrations is extremely helpful. At least it would’ve been for me if…


My Favorite Salsa For Canning-Tutorial

favorite canned salsa

…to see us through to the next season. Here are some things I’ve learned through the years I’ve been canning salsa: When I first started canning I learned that in order to use a water-bath canner to seal salsa to be shelf stable, it’s important to use a recipe from a trusted source that uses USDA guidelines. This is because there are so many low-acid ingredients in salsa (peppers, onions, and garlic) that it creates a delicate…


Canning with Bon Ami & Giveaway

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…Click on the following links to choose either the 2-inch size or the 2 1/2-inch size: Bon Ami 2in Labels Bon Ami 2.5in Labels I’m happy to have these cleaning products for the rest of canning season, AND I’m even more happy to be able to give away Bon Ami “Chicks Who Can” clean-up kits to TWO readers! Oh, and you don’t have to can to be able to use this – it’s simply grea…


Vintage Jars

My in-laws gave me a ton of old canning jars last week with the declaration, “you are rich in jars.” Indeed I am. I seem to always need jars. But when I saw the labels on some of the boxes, I became kinda excited – don’t they seem rather old to you? They had come to my in-laws by way of an aunt who used to do a lot of canning. Apparently a long time ago. When I was going through them on Saturday in the garage, I thi…


Quick & Easy Sliced Pickled Jalapenos

Quick and Easy Pickled Jalapenos :: An Oregon Cottage

…hen reduce to a simmer. Use a ladle to pour the vinegar mixture over the peppers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace {if canning – headspace doesn’t matter for refrigeration, just cover the jalapenos}. Wipe rims and attach two piece lids {if refrigerating, you can reuse old lids, but always use new lids when water-bath canning}. Label and refrigerate {ours have been good up to a year later!} OR you can seal these in a water-bath canner to sto…


Canned Black Current Juice Concentrate {For Italian Sodas}

Black-Current-Juice-Italian-Soda

…nything), keep it in the fridge and use it first. I’ve only had a lid pop off one time in fifteen years of canning, but I still always check to be safe. Label the lid with the contents and date before storing in a cool, dark place.   To make into an Italian soda: Place ice in a glass and fill about halfway with the currant concentrate. Top with sparkling water and stir together well. This makes a lightly sweet soda. Taste and add mor…


Ideas for Canning Small Sour Apples

canned apple products

…any foam Fill jars, seal, and then process them in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. (For more information on canning, see Water Bath Canning Step-by-Step) Makes seven 1/2-pints. For the remaining small apples- quite a lot that I knew would take forever to peel- I simply cored them, cut them in quarters, and cooked them in a small amount of water until soft (you do have to stir often, though, because they will stick). Then I put them through…


Spicy Canned Plum Sauce {Lower Sugar}

Less sugar plum sauce

(Note: This is a lower-sugar version of my standby plum sauce that I shared last year. I like it better and honestly can’t tell there’s less sugar) In addition to Addictive Tomato Chutney, this Spicy Plum Sauce is one of my favorite condiments to have on hand throughout the year. We use it on stir fries and moo-shu chicken or pork (using flour tortillas for the pancakes) as well as brushing it on baked chicken and…


Low Sugar Canned Berry Syrup And Topping

canned low sugar berry syrup

This low sugar canned berry syrup and dessert topping is made with fruit, apple juice, honey, and a bit of sugar. You can also make it with just the juice and honey, if you don’t mind a stronger honey flavor. It is nicely sweet, though – there’s no mistaking that this is a syrup. Because the recipe is made with the whole berry, it is really fresh-tasting (a bonus in the depths of winter) and easy. Even with…


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