A collection of miscellaneous topics about the world of home canning.
Your freezer is a great "holding tank" in the summer when cheap or free produce is pouring in faster than you can can it. Then, you can can it later as you have time.
You may home can jam in pint (500 ml) jars if the recipe you are using indicates that that size of jar is an option and gives a processing time for it.
The question 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, texture and taste...
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.
Many people starting home canning are afraid of how it is going to impact their electricity or gas bills — yet no one talks about it. This page examines how much home canning can cost in fuel bills.
Use only tested recipes from reputable sources for your home canning gifts — and let people know, so they can feel confident about enjoying your delicious gift!
Do imprecise measurements in home canning recipes make you nuts at times? Well, you're not alone.
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?