Tag Archive for canning

Storing Canning Jars

Mason Jars Stored In Clear Plactic Tubs With Lids

Canning jar storage is almost always an issue for home canners.  I’m not sure an ideal storage solution has ever been found for empty jars. I store canning jars in an unfinished cellar in clear plastic tote tubs. The jars are stored without the bands. I keep the bands out of the cellar and away…

The Final Steps Of Skillful Home Canning

Canned Peaches

Wipe The Jars Clean & Label Your Home Canned FoodsLots of different types of home canned foods benefit from being wiped clean after the bands are removed from the jars and the seals are tested. And all home canned foods benefit from a date and labeling the contents. Very often the outside of a home…

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…

Why A Canning Jar Lid Will Come Unsealed

Lid Failed On This Jar

This morning while going through my corner cupboard I found a jar of home canned green beans with a popped lid. A canning jar lid failure is something I will come across once in a blue moon – maybe one jar every 4 years or so. It’s a fairly rare occurrence. The other jars of…

How To Can & Freeze Green Beans

Green Beans Waiting In Canner For More Jars

Green beans and yellow wax beans are a favorite vegetable for many people. They are easy to grow and easy to can or freeze. Selecting Green Beans Always try to obtain the freshest and most tender green beans possible. Reject beans that are over mature, hollow, tough, limp or floppy. It takes approximately 1 ½…

Broken Canning Jar

Broken CAnning Jar Mess

Last week I had a canning jar break in my pressure canner while I was canning chicken with the bone in. I very seldom get jar breakage so I was surprised. Sometimes you can hear a jar break in the canner during processing and sometimes you can’t. Often when you’re not expecting it, a bad…