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Why Our New Fourth Burner Pot is Perfect for Preserving

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We were first introduced to the Fourth Burner Pot by our friend, Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. She used the pot during a couple demos she did at Fillmore Container, and we were intrigued by it’s multi-tasking ability. Why we love the Fourth Burner Pot, and why you will too: The […]

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How to Win a Blue Ribbon for Canned Goods at the Fair

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Veteran judges, Louetta Hurst and Vicki Becker, have seen their share of judging. They’ve shared their expertise at many local & county fairs and we caught up with them at the PA State Farm Show. For a couple of years, now, we’ve been participating in the PA State Farm Show. (You can […]

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The New Ball Blue Book and a Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’re welcoming the Ball Blue Book – 37th Edition – to our Canning Library! How is this one different from the last?  Well, it’s packed full of a wide range of proven recipes including 75 new ones – for water bath processing and pressure canning, fermenting, freezing and dehydrating. Each section includes […]

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Flexible Salsa Recipe Guidelines & Recipes for the Waning Garden

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SHARE THIS PAGE: As the trajectory of the sun shortens the day for our gardens, it feels good to be preserving those last harvests! The performance of gardens can vary greatly from one autumn to the next, so what you made last year with your garden clean-out might not suffice this year. We’ve gathered some […]

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Is it OK if my water bath canner or canning rings are rusty?

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We won’t tell you that rust is good, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of the road for your canning supplies. Water Bath Canners & Racks: If you’re using a typical agate water bath canner, chances are, it has many stories to tell and the battle scars to prove its […]

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The Trouble with Tomato Soup

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’ve gotten many requests for tomato soup recipes for canning…and our responses may have seemed a little elusive. Well, the reality (until further research changes the recommendations of the National Center for Home Preservation) is that you just might not be able to safely can your favorite “heat & eat” tomato soup. […]

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Organize Your Canning Supplies

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Our recent blog post 5 Tips on How To Prepare for Canning Season inspired some great ideas on how to organize canning supplies and equipment. June G. one of our fans on Facebook shared an outstanding idea! She repurposed a used entertainment center to build a preservation center. “Since I can year […]

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Water Bath Canning Science 101 – Proper Venting

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SHARE THIS PAGE: How can I avoid lid buckling or dimpling when I water bath? This is a sign that pressure has built up inside your jar during the water bath. It is VERY important that the steam is allowed to vent properly during water bath. Whether you are using 2-piece lids or 1-piece lids, […]

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5 Tips on How to Prepare for Canning Season

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Whether you’re a canner, a freezer, a fermenter, a dehydrator or all of the above; we’ve compiled a few tips to help you gear up for canning season, so you can get the most taste and quality out of your preserved goodness. 1. Start a Preserving Journal We started one so that […]

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How to Choose a Canning Lid

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Canning season is in high gear and we’ve received a lot of questions about selecting the proper lid for your canning jar. We’ve put together a basic guide that will help you determine the proper CT lid (continuous-thread lid) for your canning needs. Not sure what a continuous-thread lid is?  A CT […]

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