Part 3 Basic Canning Series – Step by Step Guide to Using a Pressure Canner For the First time Canning Potatoes

Step by Step Guide to Using a Pressure Canner For the First time Canning Potatoes

In the last two articles in this series(Part 1, Part 2) we have talked about choosing a pressure canner as well as many of the safety guidelines you should use when canning your produce. This article will take you through the steps of canning one at a time. In this example I am going to be canning potatoes. Potatoes are easy to can much like any other vegetable, and make a fast easy addition to soups and stews. There are two different types of "packs" that you are likely to see when canning ... [ Read More ]

Pressure Canning Basics Part 1 – Choosing a Canner

Pressure Canning Basics Part 1 - Choosing a Canner

  Once you have decide to give pressure canning a try there comes the question of what equipment you will need as well as what to do. While most canners come with instructions, many of the instruction booklets are not very clear, especially if you are a beginning canner who has never done any canning before. This article is intended for beginners and is a step by step tutorial on choosing a canner, getting ready to can and canning for your first time. What You Use a Pressure Canner ... [ Read More ]

10 Reasons to Give Pressure Canning a Try

Ten Reasons to Give Pressure Canning a Try

  One thing I hear more than anything else is new canners talking about being afraid of using a pressure canner, this fear while understandable is unfounded in that the concerns they may have regarding these canners have long since been addressed. I cannot encourage new canners enough to give this process a try once you do you will never look back. Canners are much safer than they have ever been, and the chance of an accident when canning jars of food is extremely low. All canners ... [ Read More ]