Issues in home canning

Issues in the world of home canning

A collection of miscellaneous topics about the world of home canning.

Can your freezer

Can your freezer

  The freezer is a great "holding tank" in the summer when cheap or free produce is pouring in faster than you can can it. If you are in the heat of a green bean canning session and someone comes home with a carload of blueberries, there's...
Canning versus freezing

Canning versus freezing

The friendly discussion often arises as to what is better, canning versus freezing. What is better will of course end up being defined by what food item you are talking about, and covering aspects such as nutrition, energy costs, and appearance,...
Double-decking

Double-decking

  Double-decking is the practice of running a canner with two layers of jars in it, one on top and one on the bottom, with a platform of some sort in between. Some people call it "double-stacking." You just need some kind of ventilated...
Energy requirements for home canning

Energy requirements for home canning

How energy efficient is home canning? Just how much is it going to cost you in cooking fuel to boil all that water for jam, and to pressure can all those green beans? Canning compared to freezing and drying A consensus seems to be that while...
Giving Home Canned Items as Gifts

Giving Home Canned Items as Gifts

  Suggestions for labelling your jars to be given as gifts When wrapping homemade food gifts, here are some things you'll want to inform the recipient. Month and year the product was made; Name of the product. The first two items...
The frustration of imprecise measurements in home canning

The frustration of imprecise measurements in home canning

There is a new type of home canner coming on the scene. While old time canners are used to quaint, imprecise measurements in canning recipes -- or perhaps more precisely, have learnt to take them with a grain of salt -- the new generation of ...
The new home canners

The new home canners

Home canning is undergoing a huge revival. What does today's cohort of people doing home canning look like, roughly? What's driving them, what do they value, and what do they want to achieve? Younger people joining the ranks For many years,...

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