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Canning & Preserving

Tweet   – 4 pounds of pickling cucumber – 4 to 6 dill heads – 2 small fresh or dried hot peppers – 8 sliced garlic cloves – 1 tbs allspice – 1 tsp peppercorns – 2 tbs coriander – ½ c. pickling salt – 3 quarts water Layer cucumbers and all the goods in […]

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Tweet  GRANDPAS BEANS – SPICY PICKLED CANNED BEAN RECIPE by Kristi Jones I am only going to share the ingredients, the canning process is just the typical way.. I only use a large canning pot and boil my sterilized jars, no pressure cooker. This recipe is for about 4 – 5 pounds of beans, 3 […]

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How to Make Orange-Mint Marmalade

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Tweet When it comes to home grown produce, tomatoes are likely the easiest to preserve. With the basic rules of home canning under your belt there are lots of ways to can tomatoes at home that will make it much easier to end your dependence on store bought tomato products. From whole tomatoes to diced […]

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TweetOne of the fondest memories I have of summers spent with my grandparents was big weekend breakfasts complete with everything you might imagine to be on a southern table. Thick slices of country ham and bacon, mounds of scrambled eggs, sliced tomatoes fresh from the garden, and homemade strawberry preserves. I am lucky that I […]

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TweetFood preservation has been around for as long as there has been food. The earliest forms of food preservation included drying, smoking and curing. Canning is a more recent innovation, being the discovery of a Frenchman named Nicolas Appert in 1795 who found that he could seal food under glass and by applying heat, make […]

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