MBHL - Canning in the homestead kitchen

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Preserving Potatoes - Best Ways to Preserve Potatoes
Whether a person buys potatoes from a local farmer, buys them in the store or grows their own, long term storage ability is dependent on the variety and the conditions under which the potatoes are stored. But like most homes, I do not have the perfect condition in which to store them. Although I do not bad, the potatoes I harvest in the fall will start sprouting and shriveling as it gets closer to spring, about 5 - 6 months post harvest. But rather than disposing of what I have left, I figure that it is better to preserve the potatoes in some fashion. And so, each spring I decide which of these methods I will use to preserve potatoes long term.
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Does Home Canning Save Money
Whether a person grows a garden, visits a farmers market or receives produce from other gardeners, a person can often be faced with more produce than they know what to do with. There are many preservation methods, but ranking up there for me is canning as my main preservation tool. Granted, there is work to put it up and there is some expense. But inevitably, the question arises if it is really worth it. Do I save money by canning? And so, I decided to do a deep dive, gather some data and do some analysis to find out!
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Preserving the surprise harvest
It has been an interesting gardening year to say the least. Although things may not have gone as I had planned with the garden, I was surprised to be able to get a garden harvest like I did. Enough in fact, that added to the gifted tomatoes I received, I needed to can tomatoes tomatoes and spent time preserving a surprise harvest from the garden. Every little bit helps!
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Simple, Inexpensive, Delicious Crabapple Juice from my own Crabapples
When fall rolls around, there is quite often a surplus of apples and crabapples that are looking to be used up. Although keeping them as fresh as possible in some manner is always the most desirable option, using crabapples and apples from my own orchard to make this easy, nutritious apple juice and then canning the juice in odd shaped glass jars is just one way to utilize the harvest.
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Reusing Odd Shaped Jar for Canning Water
I never would have believed that I would be canning water! But today, to get the distilled water out of the plastic containers and preserve it in glass for safe long term storage, I dig out my hot water bath canner to can some distilled water reusing odd shaped jars from store-bought products.
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Hot Water Bath Canning Reusing Odd Shaped Jars
I never would have believed that I would be canning water! But today, to get the distilled water out of the plastic containers and preserve it in glass for safe long term storage, I dig out my hot water bath canner to can some distilled water reusing odd shaped jars from store-bought products.
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Where to Find Canning Supplies
With the national shortage of canning supplies, it's become extremely difficult to find jars, lids, and even pressure canners. So what do we do if we can't find what we need to preserve the harvest? Or maybe we're OK for this year, but the shortage will likely continue into the next canning season. Don't be without the canning supplies you need for next year! Do this NOW!
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Reusing Quart Size Odd Shaped Jars
Store bought food items come in all sizes of odd shaped jars. Reusing these jars to pressure can homemade products like Vegan Beans is a great way to get cost effective, healthy, home made food on the pantry shelf. As a further exploration into reusing odd shaped jars, I reuse quart size odd shaped glass jars in my pressure canner. Will they blow up? Or, at the end of it will I have seven jars of Vegan Beans.
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Pressure Canning using Reused Quart Size Odd Shaped Glass Jars
Store bought food items come in all sizes of odd shaped jars. Reusing these jars to pressure can homemade products like Vegan Beans is a great way to get cost effective, healthy, home made food on the pantry shelf. As a further exploration into reusing odd shaped jars, I reuse quart size odd shaped glass jars in my pressure canner. Will they blow up? Or, at the end of it will I have seven jars of Vegan Beans.
Reusing odd shaped glass jars for pressure canning vegan beans
Reusing Quart Odd Shaped Glass Jars for Pressure Canning
Store bought food items come in all sizes of odd shaped jars. Reusing these jars to pressure can homemade products like Vegan Beans is a great way to get cost effective, healthy, home made food on the pantry shelf. As a further exploration into reusing odd shaped jars, I reuse quart size odd shaped glass jars in my pressure canner. Will they blow up? Or, at the end of it will I have seven jars of Vegan Beans.
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You can Pressure Can with reused glass jars and reused jar lids
Reusing glass jars and reusing jar lids for canning purposes is overwhelmingly recommended against, especially for pressure canning. But with the increased prices and the lessened avilabitly of canning supplies over the last years, alternate sources of canning supplies to pressure can with are important. In this post, I explore reusing glass jars and reusing jar lids from store bought items to successfully pressure can Vegan Beans.
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How to pressure can Vegan Beans reusing Odd shaped glass jars
Vegan Beans are a staple in my house and so when I realized I was running low, I decided to make another batch. Although I have been resuing odd shaped jars for years in home canning, I have never pressure canned with them. So, I decided to give it a try with the Vegan Beans. I walk you through the process of home canning the Vegan Beans reusing odd shaped glass jars. There is also a bonus with a FREE printable dowload of the recipe for you to have.
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Vegan Beans
Pressure canned Vegan Beans are a staple in my house and so when I realized I was running low, I decided to make another batch. I really like them made as I outline in this recipe, but I also like the versatility to change it up if desired. Be sure to get your FREE printable dowload of the recipe.
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Pressure Canning Vegan Beans
Vegan Beans are a staple in my house and so when I realized I was running low, I decided to make another batch. Although it is not recommended to reuse odd shaped glass jars for home canning, I decided to give it a try with the Vegan Beans. I walk you through the process of home canning the Vegan Beans and offer a FREE printable dowload of the recipe for you to have.