Roma Food Strainer Deluxe

Roma Food Strainer Deluxe and Sauce Maker

Roma Food Strainer allows you can quickly and easily make healthy homemade sauces, jams, jellies, wines, juices and even purees for baby food, from just about any fruit or vegetable without peeling or coring. This multi-purpose strainer continuously forces food through its various screens, while separating out unwanted seeds and skins. The fresh puree flows […]

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History of the Mason Jar

Mason Jar History

This early Mason jar is decorated with “THE GEM” in one line embossed on one side of the upper body. The jar has a glass lid, with nine patent dates, and metal screw-band top seal. The pale blue-green body, formed in a mold, is round with a tapered-shoulder. The Hero Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, manufactured […]

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Nopro Jelly Strainer

Nopro Jelly Strainer With Bag

The Jelly Strainer with bag from Norpro is ideal for straining homemade vinegar, jelly, juice and soup stock. The legs bend to fit different size pans or bowls used to collect the strained product. Comes with one bag. To use the jelly strainer, place a round bowl or cake pan under the jelly strainer. After […]

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Ball Pickle Crisp

Ball Pickle Crisp Granules 5.5oz

Ball® Pickle Crisp® Granules makes the process of pickle-making easy as consumers simply add the granules into prepared jars. The granules dissolve completely in the pickle brine solution.  Canners won’t have to soak vegetables overnight in pickling lime or repeatedly rinse the vegetables to remove the lime before eating. Easy-to-use product that makes pickles crisp […]

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Home Canning Articles

Home Canning Articles

Home canning can be a safe and economical way to preserve quality fruits, vegetables and other foods produced in your home garden or orchard. Disregarding the value of your labor, canning vegetables, canning fruits, and other homegrown food may save you half the cost of buying commercially canned food. Canning favorite and special products to […]

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Pickling Chili Peppers

Pickling Chili Peppers

Chile peppers are usually preserved in salt and vinegar. Adding sugar or honey produces a more mellow tasting pickle. Adding spices gives additional flavour. Salt: Used to extract moisture from some vegetables, which would otherwise dilute the vinegar and cause the pickle to ferment, and the vegetables to toughen. Use cooking salt rather than table […]

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Water Bath Canner

McSunley 620 Water Bath Canner

Water bath canning is a safe and economical way to preserve the highest quality food in the comfort of your home. Using produce from either your family farms harvest or your local farmer’s market, many generations have used this method to supply healthy meals to their families. With the McSunley 21.5Qt Water Bath Canner – […]

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Home Canning Guides

This series from the US Department of Agriculture is one of the best series of articles on home canning. These “pdf” files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.Many of our articles are presented here courtesy of the Utah State University Extension and the University of Florida Extension. USDA Home Canning Table of Contents Principles of […]

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Freezing & Canning Apples to Preserve

Freezing & Canning Apples to Preserve

Enzymes in light colored fruits such as apples, pears and peaches can cause oxidative browning as soon as the fruit is peeled or cut. Browning can cause loss of vitamin C. Because fruits are usually served raw they are not usually blanched to prevent this discoloration. Instead, chemical compounds are used to control enzymes in […]

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Dehydrated Fruit

Dehydration Of Food

Dehydration of Food is one of the oldest methods of preserving food for later use. It can either be an alternative to canning and freezing or a compliment to these methods. With modern food dehydrators, drying food is simple, safe and easy to learn. Dried food is great in traditional cooking recipes and can save […]

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Canning Techniques

Home Canning Techniques

Preserving the harvest from your garden or orchard is a time-honored tradition that we are happy to promote with our many free canning technique and other food preservation articles. The following sub-directories present articles on home canning techniques, food dehydration, pickling, freezing, jam making & more. In our fast-paced, fast food society, the skills & […]

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Pickling Lime [Calcium Hydroxide]

Calcium hydroxide (traditionally called slaked lime) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Ca(OH)2. It is a colorless crystal or white powder and is obtained when calcium oxide (called lime or quicklime) is mixed, or slaked with water. It has many names including hydrated lime, caustic lime, builders’ lime, slack lime, cal, or pickling […]

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