Tag: pressure canning

Why A Canning Jar Will Break During Canning

Broken Canning Jar

  Last week I had a canning jar break in my pressure canner while I was canning bone-in chicken. 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 surprise and a big mess is in store for you when the…

Canning Grape Juice

Grapes Ready To Steam Juice

I always prepare grape juice for canning and jelly with a steam juicer. After 40 years of home canning I’ve tried every way known to woman to get grape juice. Some ways are fun. Like putting whole grapes and sugar in a jar and covering the grapes and sugar with boiling water. And some ways…

Can Whole Apple Applesauce With A Pressure Canner

Allow Jars To Cool

This past weekend I made home canned applesauce and thought you might like to see how I make it. I almost always make canned applesauce over the course of two days and use a pressure canner to can it. On the first day the applesauce is made and on the second day I can it.…

The Home Canning Of Rabbit, Chicken & Small Game

Wipe Grease Off The Rim Of The Jar

Home canning meat, chicken, rabbit or small game can help families economically achieve sensible food storage goals. 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…

Why A Canning Jar Lid Will Come Unsealed

The Lid Failed On This Jar

A canning jar with a failed lid is something I’ll come across once in a blue moon. It’s a fairly rare occurrence and is always a rude surprise. When I find a jar of home canned food in my pantry with a breached lid I dispose of the food carefully. Well out of the way…

How To Can & Freeze Green Beans

Green Beans Waiting In The Canner For More Jars

Green beans and yellow wax beans  are easy to grow and easy to can or freeze. They’re a favorite vegetable for many people. 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 pounds…

Canning Mushrooms

Home canning fresh mushrooms is easy. Like all low acid vegetables (mushrooms are actually fungi) mushrooms must be canned with a pressure canner. Mushrooms are usually packed in ½ pint or full pint jars. When selecting mushrooms for home canning it’s best to choose only firm, bright and small to medium size domestic mushrooms. You…

How To Can & Freeze Sweet Corn

Fresh Picked Sweet Corn

Sweet corn like most vegetables is a low acid food and is only safely and dependably processed via a pressure canner. If you understand the basic principles of pressure canning you should have no trouble canning it. The are two different ways to can sweet corn: raw pack or hot pack. The raw pack method…