Category Archives: Canning

The basement, 1.5 years later

It occurs to me that I’ve not posted more basement pics lately. So, I’m going to walk you thru what I’ve got now, comparing it with the pictures from THIS earlier post.  So, without further adieu, here we go! In the … Continue reading

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How to make strawberry chocolate jam

I went picking strawberries with my friend Sara.  (Sara’s my new convert to the world of canning, and she’s taken off like a shot!)  We took 5 of the 6 children between the two of us and they helped to … Continue reading

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Let there be CHERRIES!

Two years ago, we put in tiny little cherry trees in pursuit of the goal of having an edible landscape.   (They’ve grown a bit…) Last year, the birds ate them all because we were gone for 2 weeks in … Continue reading

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How to make blueberry cardamon-vanilla jam

This is a post that came out of a necessity. Y’see, last week our fridge decided it wanted to take a couple of days off. So it did. Meanwhile, we had to evacuate many of the freezer contents to our … Continue reading

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Canning 101: How to waterbath can

I’ve been writing this blog as an experienced canner speaking to other experienced canners.  It’s come to my attention that I’ve nothing on here talking about the basics.  So lets do! The first thing I’m going to tell you is … Continue reading

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How to can dried beans

Why bother you ask?  Well, I can get dried beans for usually .10 or .25 per pound, and that’s a dry weight.  When you add in water, and store pricing it becomes approximately a dollar for about a 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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How to can sausage

Over the weekend, my husband and I were re-organizing the big freezer (it’s a bi-annual event), and pulling out anything that was a mystery for near future pitch or use.  We got done with that, but then, because I wore … Continue reading

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