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How Do Blueberries Grow?
August 10, 2019 . · Growing

How do blueberries grow in my garden when there seems to be so much stacked against them? For the last few years, I have been enjoying homegrown blueberries. Not an …

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A Guide to Using Steam Canners
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Steam canners have been around since at least the early 1900s, but for many years the United States Department of Agriculture maintained that steam canning is unsafe. Last year, the …

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What You Can, and Can’t, Can
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Just about anything you would grow in your garden may be preserved by canning. Only a few foods cannot be safely canned at all, some may be canned in one form …

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Congrats on the Harvest! You Did It!
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

A successful gardening season means you’re probably drowning in produce right now. And you don’t want it to go right into the compost pile. So how do you store all this …

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Does My Family Have Botulism Symptoms?
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Though it’s a rare chance you will witness botulism symptoms, recognizing and understanding the toxin’s effects could mean life-saving treatment. A byproduct of the bacteria C. botulinum, botulism toxin is …

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How to Safely Use a Pressure Canner
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Low-acid foods must be processed at a temperature that is hotter than boiling water. Compared to water bath canning or steam canning, which processes jars at 212ºF, a pressure canner …

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Preserve Recipes Turn a Bountiful Harvest Into Holiday Gifts

Want to avoid the traffic, crowded stores, and expensive prices when shopping for holiday gifts? Here’s how. Use these preserve recipes to keep seasonal foods when they’re at their peak. You …

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Canning Salsa Recipes Abound
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Canning salsa recipes are everywhere these days. There are so many options to try! You can experiment with canning salsa using tomatoes, corn, beans, fresh herbs, dried spices, peppers and …

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How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

Here’s how long homemade jam lasts: For homemade jam using sugar and processed by canning in a hot water bath, you can expect to get about two years of shelf …

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How to Make Jelly from Queen Anne’s Lace
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Walking just about anywhere in the countryside here in Ohio, you will find the beautifully intricate white flower called Queen Anne’s Lace. I recently learned from my herbalist neighbor that …

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How to Make Peach Jam
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

It’s good to know how to make peach jam before the peaches come into season. Peaches are delicious right off the tree and buying from the orchard is an amazing way …

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7 Canning Myths: Inventing Canning Recipes and Other Bad Ideas

There’s a lot of advice floating around the internet about canning, including the idea that you can make up your own canning recipes. Although it’s tempting to follow this advice …

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An Easy Pomegranate Jelly Recipe
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

First come the strawberries, then the blueberries and peaches. And apples. Lots of apples. Then, about the time we think we’re done with canning season, pomegranates go on sale. We …

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How to Store Vegetables Through the Winter
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

The garden has frozen over and your table sits heavy with food. Some food begins to wilt while others shine bright orange in the autumn light. Congratulations: your garden was a …

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Rules for Safe Water Bath Canning
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Our grandmothers did things differently. But that was before they knew what we know now. If you’re new to canning, throw out most of what your grandmother taught you and …

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