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Tag: canning

National Can-It-Forward Day and 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.

Too Much Produce? Learn To Preserve Your Bounty Through Two Community Events

I’m fascinated by folks who can can. No, silly β€” not people who dance in spicy Parisian dance halls. I’m talking about folks who can can β€” jar, put up, preserve β€” 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.

Spotted: Excellent Pickling Video

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.

We’re Jammin’: Jam Recipe Roundup

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:

Free Online Home Canning Course

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.Β  Topics include: Introduction to Food Preservation General [ … ]