Once the canning lid has been used one time to seal a canning jar they are not supposed to be reused. So, what do you do with the used canning lids? Here are my top 10 craft ideas for used canning lids.
There are three easy ways to sterilize jars for canning. All three are effective and simple to do, so it’s just a matter of preference (or space) as to which one you use.
Water bath canning is a relatively simple way to prepare many types of food for long term food storage and is great for beginners. Once you have selected the freshest ingredients to can, you will need a water bath canner. A water bath canner is basically just a large pot that has the capacity to hold up to seven quart sized mason jars.
If you choose your equipment and tools carefully, you will have many years of successful pressure canning food.
Canning season is fast approaching, so I thought I’d share some of the ways in which I save money on canning jars.
All foods in their natural state contain microorganisms, such as molds, yeasts and bacteria as well as enzymes. Food spoils when these enzyme, mold, yeast and bacteria growth is not controlled. In this respect, a proper and safe home canning procedure is one of the most important methods to protect the food from being rotten.
When the growing season is going gangbusters in your area, you can affordably save the bounty of gardens and farms and enjoy the food for up to a year.
As you delve into the world of canning, so many different terms, equipment, methods and directions can be very confusing. But once you’ve tried your hand in the art of canning, I’m willing to bet you’ll be hooked!
Growing a garden for canning is a great way to save money will ensure your family has a selection of fruit and vegetables, for every season of the year.
By canning your own tomatoes you will also be able to enjoy the flavorful taste of you home grown tomatoes long after the season ends.
Grandma loved to bake peach pies or top pancakes with peaches instead of syrup. During the summer months, she would buy baskets of seconds and freeze them. Here is her recipe for freezing peaches.
Canning at home is a great way to preserve fruit (including tomatoes) in times of plenty. Their are several methods you can use to can fruit at home.
Canning recipes generally call for “Pickling Spices” in preserving dill pickles, sweet pickle or perhaps sour pickles. Actually anything that you pickle you will need to use a similar spice even if it is pickled vegetables.
Pickle jars are very important as the life and the goodness of the pickle depends upon the jars. Glass jars with plastic lids are the best candidates. Hence, while making pickles, careful selection of the jars is a must.
Home canning is a very simple process that can be done in two ways: pressure canning, or water-bath canning.