Congratulations to the three winners of the Ball Canning Discovery Kit Giveaway!
Today is National Can-It-Forward Day. Ball, maker of canning kits, jars, and automatic jam makers, is sponsoring the day. Ball has also been kind enough to give us some goodies for a giveaways to three lucky readers.
I’m fascinated by folks who can can. No, silly — not people who dance in spicy Parisian dance halls. I’m talking about folks who can can — jar, put up, preserve — fresh food for later. But I’m a bit fearful of preserving the fresh cucumbers that fill my crisper drawer. Do I know enough about food safety? What if my pickled treasures contaminate loved ones? Yikes! I need a mentor. Fortunately, help is around the corner with two upcoming “we can help you learn to preserve” events.
Are you loving the late spring and early summer bounty of local produce lately? Our CSA baskets are brimming with goodies, and sometimes I can’t even figure out how to cook them all before they start to turn! Pickling is one great way to extend the life of your fresh veggies (and sometimes even fruits!) so you can enjoy them later on in the season or even over fall and winter when those fresh warm-weather veggies are out of season.
Can you believe that summer is almost over? I’m trying to cherish the lazy days, warm weather, and bounty of summer produce. Of course, you can make that summer fruit last into the winter by preserving the harvest with some jam recipes! Here are some tasty ones to get you going:
In this Etsy TV video, Cassie Parker talks about her food philosophy and why canning means so much to her.
What do you do when you have 100 pounds of tomatoes? Cook some, give some away, and get canning!
Here are some tips for preserving tomatoes, herbs, and greens without canning!
It’s that time of year again…your garden is overflowing and you can’t seem to eat fast enough! The zucchini and basil are multiplying faster than you can pick them and [ … ]
My bookshelves creak with the weight of my amassed food preservation resource collection. As we grow over 70 percent of our food needs on our Wisconsin farm and B&B, Inn [ … ]
It’s easy enough to eat local in spring and summer. Your garden is booming, CSA’s are in full effect, and farmers markets abound! So how can you make that bounty [ … ]
“If you can make a batch of cookies, you can can.” If the idea of home canning leaves you in overwhelming, uncomfortable culinary territory, take heed of the above advice [ … ]
The National Center for Home Food Preservation is offering a free, online, at-your-own-pace course in home food preservation through the Universtiy of Georgia. Topics include: Introduction to Food Preservation General [ … ]