Home Canning

Ball Jar Heritage Collection Pint Jars

100th anniversary Ball Aniversersy Mason Jars

I ordered some 100th anniversary Ball Anniversary Mason Jars earlier this week and they came today. I’m not 100% happy with them. That’s because the “Heritage Collection” jars are absolutely not the “period correct” color that was advertised. The jars to the left of the above photo are the correct color blue. Sure the 100th…

A Recipe For Strawberry Jam Made With Commerical Powdered Pectin

Strawberry Jam Made With Commerical Powdered Pectin

I spent part of yesterday morning making 19 ½ pints of strawberry jam. Most often I will use commercial pectin when making jams and jellies. I like powdered pectin for berry and soft fruit jams and liquid pectin for jellies. It is possible to make wonderful jams and jellies without commercial pectin but that method…

How to Can Grapefruit or Orange Sections

Canned Red Grapefruit Sections

Yesterday I canned grapefruit sections. I’m an opportunistic buyer and happened to be in the grocery store the other day and saw Texas red grapefruit on sale. They looked like a good deal so I bought 20 pounds. Home canning grapefruit or orange sections is very easy. It results in a superior product when compared…

The Home Canning Of Rabbit, Chicken & Small Game

Canned Chicken & Pickles

Modest food independence and sensible food storage are goals that many families strive to achieve. Raising a part of your own food is not complicated and a good amount of food can be produced yourself whether you live on a small town lot or in the suburbs. Chickens and rabbits are usually the first meat…