Canning

Preserving Using Hot Water Bath Method

September 7, 2020

Many of us are preserving summer’s bounty to enjoy during colder months. Here are tips on how to preserve using the hot water bath method. It’s really not difficult if you follow these easy steps. High acid foods like tomatoes, pickles, salsa, jelly, pie filling, jam, fruit, and chutney are...

High Altitude Cooking

January 25, 2017

Most recipes have been perfected for use at seal level. At higher altitudes, adjustments in the cooking time, temperature, and ingredients could be necessary. At sea level, water boils at 212 degrees. With each additional 500 feet of altitude, the boiling point drops 1 degree. Even though the boiling point...

Know Your Vinegar

August 17, 2016

Know Your Vinegar Pickling season is here and it’s important to know about the various vinegars. Vinegar is usually made by oxidation of the alcohol in wine, cider, or malt. Vinegar provides the tart pucker flavor in pickles, but it also acts as a preservative. If a recipe calls for...

Canning Basics

August 16, 2013

Canning Basics It’s that time again!  Time to can jams, jellies, fruits, tomato sauces, pickles, vegetables and whatever else you can think up.  The good news is that canning is making a comeback as new generations discover the joys of serving and sharing home preserved foods.  Here are some basic...

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