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Vegetable Processing and Preservation

When the euphoria and celebration of a bountiful harvest subsides, we gardeners and homesteaders are presented with a new task: preserving the abundance so that it will feed us rather than rot. After the long season of planting, growing and harvesting, we are fatigued and somehow the work of ...

Home Canning Made Easier

After this past year with food and supply shortages, more folks than ever have gotten on the home canning band wagon. For as far back as I can remember, this has just been a way of life for my family. It is actually hard for me to fathom anyone who doesn’t do it. However, like anything, it ...

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Practicality of the Pressure Canner

I grew up in Seattle, Washington, in a family with eight children. My mother was a stay-at-home mom, and she has always cooked virtually everything from scratch. Grocery store sale ads appeared in the Wednesday newspaper, and Mom would plan a week’s worth of meals based largely on what was on ...

5 Essential Cost Savers to Boost Home Self-Reliance

The road to a more self-reliant lifestyle is a journey and if you are like me, you feel that although you may never reach 100% self-sufficiency, you will strive to become more so each day, month and year.  Here are some suggestions for things to help you along to becoming a more ...

Create a Home Canning Pantry That Works for You

If you're anything like me you might be somewhat limited on your space. We have six people and live in a 1,500-square-foot home. I'm not complaining one bit about its size but sometimes, I do need to get creative when it comes to storing home canned foods and my canning supplies. If this is the ...

Dry Canning: 3 Methods Dry Goods Food Preservation

Miss Google is a wonderful asset to gain knowledge on just about anything. However, she can lead you astray, as I found out the other day. When completing any food-preservation project, it is essential to check multiple websites and ensure that each is a reputable source of information. You ...

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Chicks, Cleaning, And Canning

Golden Buffs join our motley crew of free-range chickens Time flies when you’re having fun, or in this case, when you’re working through the farm project list. These last few weeks have been filled with lots of “getting ready for winter” activities to make life better for humans ...

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6 Most Outdated Canning Techniques

  Learn what methods are out of step in the modern kitchen and replace them with safe, time-saving techniques so you can learn to can the fast, modern way! 1. Using a giant black speckled pot. Those pots work just fine, and are what your grandma may have used, but you don’t have to! ...

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Can You Use an Instant Pot for Canning

Instant pots are very popular for good reason. They are a modern, digitized iteration of the pressure cooker that can save a cook lots of time and can prepare anything from rice to roast to hard boiled eggs to chicken chow mein and everything in between. But can you use them for canning? ...

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Become a Master Food Preserver

  “Help! We canned several jars of chili a few weeks ago, and now they’re popping! There’s chili all over the pantry. Can it be salvaged?” The friends who sent me this email are experienced home canners. They didn’t want to lose all their hard work, but realized they had a ...

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