Archive for canning

Easy Corn Relish Recipe

Option to Make a Batch and Can

Canning jars with lids, canner or pot in a kitchen setting

I have come to love canning.  At first I thought it was old fashioned and time consuming.  Then I planted a vegetable garden.  Wow was I overwhelmed with food!  I went out in early August and purchased a pressure canner with all the extras (lucky for me that was a great time because everything was on sale!)

Now I not only do canning in fall, I can all year round.  When I find a good buy on fruits and vegetables, that compare greatly with fresh garden types, I buy in bulk and can it.  I am particular in where I buy my vegetables, and when I get a local farmer giving a good deal on a Sunday Farmers Market, right before they close, I am ecstatic.

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Why It Pays to Can Tomatoes

Preserve Tomatoes by Stewing

canned stewed tomatoes

Even my little garden produces more tomatoes than we can eat during harvest time.  This is why I usually can them.  I tried freezing them, following close instructions, but they were only good when pureed in a soup or stew.  I could have saved time and money by just canning them.

You will need a pressure canner for this project.

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Canning Made Easy

Canning – Easy First Recipe

Canning jars with lids, canner or pot in a kitchen settingI am not a “home-body”. Well at least I wasn’t. I can cook, clean and do the laundry, but not the type to start canning food when I am surrounded by stores. Or so I thought. Have you noticed the prices of everything is going up? The ingredients listed on products are getting hard to pronounce and sound like a chemistry experiment.

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