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How to Can Diced Tomatoes

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you need a basic way to put up some tomatoes for another day, this is it. The end product has a bit more of a stewed tomato, than a true chopped tomato. It is a very simple way to preserve tomatoes for a future soup, stew, stir fry, tomato sauce, salsa, […]



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How to Use Low Temperature Pasteurization for Pickles

Jars of Pickles

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We recently hosted a canning class taught by Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. The hands-on canning class, at Fillmore Container, focused on low temperature pasteurization. For those of you that are following along with the Food in Jars Mastery Challenge, this month’s challenge is all about Low Temperature Pasteurization,  What is low […]



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Peach Freezer Jam with Mrs. Wages

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Preserve some peaches without turning on the stove, with this no-cook peach freezer jam. If you haven’t made freezer jam before, we encourage you to read our post about How to Make Freezer Jam. Easy Peach Freezer Jam The original recipe is By Joy Isaacs, from Mrs. Wages® Test Kitchen Yields: 5 […]



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Win a Mrs. Wages Refrigerator Pickle Pack

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s pickle season! If you are enjoying a bumper crop of cucumbers, and want to add more variety to your pickling, we’ve got you covered with a Refrigerator Pickling Giveaway! If you aren’t familiar with Mrs. Wages, they make a HUGE variety of canning mixes for pickles, salsa, tomato sauce, ketchup, jams, […]



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Lavender Vanilla Bean Strawberry Jam with Pomona’s Pectin

Lavender Vanilla Strawberry Jam & Pomona's Fillmore Container

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Strawberries were so plentiful and delicious this year that I found myself arriving home with flats of those glorious berries several times. We enjoyed strawberry shortcake for bedtime snacks, for breakfast, sometimes as an actual dessert and of course, a good amount of strawberry jam was put away for another season!   We had some […]



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Pomona’s Pectin Jam Recipe Round Up

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you aren’t familiar, Pomona’s Pectin is a sugar-free, preservative-free, low-methoxyl citrus pectin that does not require sugar to jell. It enables you to make jams and jellies with little to no sugar, or by using alternative sweeteners such as honey. By reducing the sweetener you can make a healthier version of […]



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Honey Sweetened Preserves

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Honey has a long history of being the favorite natural sweetener, so it’s resurgence into preserving recipes isn’t surprising. Why Honey? It’s a natural, much healthier alternative to processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its supporting role of a sweetener allows the flavor profile of the fruit or other ingredients to shine through […]



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How to Make Strawberry Freezer Jam with Mrs. Wages

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you haven’t ventured into freezer jam yet, you should. With no-cook freezer jam, you get to preserve the bounty of summer without even turning on the stove. Not only, is it probably the quickest and easiest way to make a batch of jam, the flavor it offers is much more representative of perfectly […]



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How to Preserve Strawberries – A Round-Up of Strawberry Recipes

How to preserve strawberries

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It is not surprising that strawberries are a popular choice for preserves. Making strawberry jam is often the main way most preserve strawberries, but there are so many other great ways to use these sweet berries. We’ve included a few of our favorite strawberry jam recipes below. If you want to venture […]



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Commercial Kitchen, Small Business Incubator, Shared Use Kitchen Directory

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s a big step to take your in-home food business to the next level! Finding a commercial kitchen you can rent is often a very good way to grow your business while maintaining control over every aspect of your product. It can provide you the opportunity to do testing for larger batches, make […]



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