Homemade Tomato Paste – Food in Jars
Three weeks ago, I bought my annual batch of tomatoes to preserve. 100 pounds worth. I canned them whole, I canned them crushed, I slow roasted and froze them and I made 17 pints of corn and tomato salsa (keep your eyes peeled for a comprehensive tomato preservation post coming soon). And still, there were […]
Butter in Your Food Storage
One evening at church one of the ladies mentioned that you could bottle butter and store it for 3 year. I hadn’t seen so many women intere...
Homemade Canned Diced Tomatoes (water bath method)
Easy tutorial for homemade canned diced tomatoes using the water bath method & raw tomatoes. Great for preserving tomatoes for winter & saving money later!
How To Can Whole Blueberries
'In the amount of time it took me to make a cup of coffee he’d set himself up to preserve a batch of fresh berries he’d bought at a local farmer’s stand. He was so nonchalant about it all. I grabbed my camera and in the following 45 minutes he rocked my world. I asked Suvir how he learned this art and he confirmed my suspicions… “I first saw canning when watching my mother can jams, jellies, ketchup and squash in Nagpur, India. My mom sowed the seeds when I was in 1st grade.” Those of you…
75 Free Canning Recipes for Beginning and Veteran Canners
75 absolutely free canning recipes for you to use on your canning adventures. Canning meat, vegetables, fruits, jams, sauces and condiments for free!
Meals In A Jar; Sloppy Joes
I have a 12 day Mule Deer hunt coming up next week. In preparation, I was trying to come up with self contained meals in mason jars, to save on my finite cooler space. One of the first things I thought of was Sloppy Joes. But instead of just the sauce, like a can of…
How to Can Diced Tomatoes (a step-by-step tutorial)
The absolute easiest way to can tomatoes- no peeling, no coring! This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to can tomatoes in no time!
The 7 core areas of preparedness
By Patrice Lewis Issue #133 • January/February, 2012 As I write this article, it’s early September. And September, as you may or may not know, is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is the time of year when we are officially recognized for our efforts to prepare for […]
Canning 101 - How To Can Pears - One Hundred Dollars a Month
Yesterday we picked up a case of pears at a rock bottom price. I knew right away we would be setting aside quite a few for eating fresh, but I also wanted to have a few jars of pears on hand for this winter as well. Canning pears is much easier than canning peaches. All you really […]
You Can Pickle THAT?
You Can Pickle THAT? Happy canning season everyone! Before you gag (because I totally did too), just know that these recipes for how to pickle foods are totally legit!
A How-To: Canning Strawberries
BIG DISCLAIMER: I do not follow the strict rules of Ball Canning Recipes. Using my mom's well-trusted methods, I have canned thousands of jars of food and never once gotten sick (from spoiled canned food, anyway). If my methods scare you, by all means look somewhere else for your instructions and recipes. Here is a…
Canned carrots at home make for some really quick meals.
Canning Carrots - Who doesn’t love those brightly colored jars when you open the pantry? Home canned carrots make for quick soups, stews, and side dishes! Get inspired at SimplyCanning.com
How to Preserve Cantaloupe (Freezing & Dehydrating) - Mom with a PREP
Want to know what to do with that canteloupe you have sitting on the counter that's about to go bad? Here are some ideas...
How to Blanch and Freeze Broccoli | Heavenly Homemakers
There was this one day when I saw that I could order 20 pounds of broccoli for just $12.50 and we all know how much I love good deals on good produce. Then there was that other day I picked up my order and found that 20 pounds of broccoli filled a box big enough […]