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Can-Do Canning: Jar Your Garden to Savor Later

CAN-DO CANNING: JAR YOUR GARDEN TO SAVOR LATER You are devoted to your garden. It's your very own patch of paradise, bearing the fruits and vegetables of your labor You toil under the sweltering sun, plotting out the land and nurturing the soil. You cultivate tiny seeds into thriving vines and pluck away the pesky weeds. Come harvest time, much of your garden's generous bounty is tossed into fresh salads, baked into wholesome goodies, or stewed into hearty soups. Often, our dedication yields more than we can consume in a single season. What can we do to avoid tossing away our hard-earned nourishment? Can it! WHY CAN? While Being Green: When you can your own produce, it cuts back on the waste of pre-packaged food. You can ensure that the result is organic and free of pesticides. Plus, jars are reusable! Save Some Green.: Rather than purchasing ingredients for a meal or buying out-of-season fruits and vegetables, you will have a plentiful pantry of canned produce, salsas, butters, and jams. Strowberry Rhuborb GARDEN TOMATO RELISH APPLE MARMALADE Jom Peoch Butter Garlic Pickles Simply Delicious! There are so many savory and sweet flavors you can create with canning. Peach butter? Strawberry rhubarb jam? Garden tomato relish? Yes, please! Rescue Your Harvest: Overwhelmed with heaps of cucumbers and tomatoes? Rather than bitterly parting with your extra harvest, you can pack it into jars. There is a delectable array of recipes to try. Jorden CAlma INGREDIENTS: Fruits, veggies, spices, goodness, purity, creativity, happiness, sustainability Eric 100% Dean kaiyo Healthy and Pure: DİY canning is a fantastic way to avoid the harmful BPA present in many commercially canned goods. You are in control of what goes into your creations. Homemade Gifting: Everybody loves food! You can customize your heartfelt concoction to suit the recipients' tastes. Plus, jars are a delightful canvas for DIY ribbons, fabric, and labels! Plump the Penny Jar: Some canners sell their scrumptuous wares at farmers' markets and even stock the virtual shelves of Etsy. Wholesome Hobby: Hobbies are essential for a happy. fulfilling life. Many canners are proud and passionate about their craft, and you could join them! YOU CAN CAN: Relishes Whole Fruts (Preserves Frut Butters (Purees Pie Fillings Chutney Compotes Jellies Jams YOU WILL NEED Lemon Julce and Sugar or Honey: Water-Bath Canner: Pressure Canner: For beginners interested in canning fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa. You can learn with this piece before upgrading to a pressure canner. Stainless steel is recommended. This is a must for a serious canner, It is used for canning vegetables and meats because it Lemon juice helps your mixture reach the right acidity for safe preserving. Sugar and honey sweeten jams and jellies. reaches a higher temperature. SUGAR Honey Canning Jars with Lids and Rings Jar Lifter Wide-Mouth Funnel Ladle Many helpful items you will likely have stocked in your kitchen already, such as knives, spoons, mixing bowls, oven mitts, and kitchen timers. CAN WITH THE RIGHT CANNER 3 WITH HIGH-HEAT LINERS PRESSURE C. Seafood Jams CANNER Veggies R-BATH CANNER WITH LUG AND Preserves Soups Pickles Poultry Fire Up Your Can-Do Attitude TWO BEGINNER RECIPES Here are two basic recipes to try! As your passion for canning develops, it may be worth investing in canning books. The Internet is also an abundant source from which to harvest information and inspiration. TO PREPARE FOR EVERY RECIPE: Ensure that the recipe is 1 T Fill a large saucepan with water Heat the canning jars in hot water (not boiling) until ready to use. They need to be hot until filled with the recipe in order to prevent cracking. Leave lids and bands away from heat so they can be safely handled. from a reliable source that adheres to USDA guidelines. 2 Lay out your ingredients and equipment for quick, Fill the water-bath canner half-full with water b and keep it simmering until the jars are filed and ready to process. If using a large pot instead of a canner, there needs to be enough room for the jars to be surrounded by 2 inches of water easy access. Z Read the instructions that come with your canner You will follow these instructions during the PROCESS stage of each recipe. Use a non-metal spatula to remove air bubbles | inside the filled jars by pressing the mixture against the jar walls. Inspect the jars. Never use jars with nicks, cracks, uneven rims, or sharp edges. 4 ALWAYS wash your jars and lids thoroughly 8 between uses. APPLE JAM (Recipe courtesy of Ball) Ingredients 1 tsp ground Juice and grated zest of 1 medium lemon cinnamon 6 cups peeled tart apples such as Granny Smith (about 6 medium apples) 6 half-pint glass preserving jars with ids and bands 3 tbsp Ball RealFruit Low or No-Sugar Pectin % cups raisins Combine apples, lemon peel, and lemon juice in a large saucepan and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the apples start to soften. Remove from the heat and odd the pectin with a whisk. Add the raisins and cinnamon. 10 Boil again for 5 minutes. Remove it from the heat and stir in the sugar If foam is present, skim it off Use a wide-mouth funnel and a lodle to pour the hot jam into pre-heated jars, leaving inch of room empty at the top. Clean the rim, center the lid on the jar, and screw on the band unti it is fingertip-tight. Process in the bowling-water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove the jars and cool undisturbed. Check the sedl of lids after 24 hours. The lid should not flex up and down when pressed. PAPAYA GRAPEFRUIT PRESERVES (Recipe courtesy of Ball) Ingredents- 3½cups sugar 2 cups chopped papaya or mango 6 tbsp Ball RealFruit Classic Pectin 2 large grapefruit 7 half-pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands 4 cup water Grate 2 tbsp grapefruit peel. Peel the rest of the grapefruit and remove the pith. As you remove grapefruit chunks and discard the membrane, catch the juice in a bowl. Measure out 2 cups of grapefruit with juice and set aside. Mx the grapefruit segments and chopped papaya (or mango) and water in a large saucepan. Whisk in the pectin until dissolved. Bring the mixture to a bol over high heat, stirring frequently. Ādd the sugar. Bring it to a roling boil for 1 minute. Remove the mixture from the heat and skim off the foam. 10 Lodle the mixture into pre-heated jars with 4-inch. headspace. Remove air bubbles. Clean the rims. Center lids on the jars and apply bands until fingertip-tight. Process the jars for 10 minutes. Remove the jars and cool undisturbed, checking the i after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down when pressed. THIS INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDES PLENTY OF BASIC KNOW-HOW, BUT THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER IN THE CHEERY WORLD OF CANNING. AS YOU CULTIVATE YOUR NEWFOUND HOBBY, READ BOOKS, BROWSE WEBSITES, AND CONNECT WITH CANNING COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP YOUR CRAFT. SEE THE SOURCE SECTION FOR SOME GREAT PLACES TO START! Happy Canming! MJJSALES SOURCES: www.simplebites.net | www.simplebites.net www.foodinjars.com www.tasteofhome.com www.containerandpackaging.com www.thekitchn.com | www.freshpreserving.com market umbrellas Jay Tomatoes Meats and Stews NIST CLOSURE ellies JARS Fruits Relishes Marmalades

Can-Do Canning: Jar Your Garden to Savor Later

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I'm an avid gardener, but I've yet to dabble in canning. This gorgeous guide has inspired me to give it a try! Those recipes sound delicious, and I love homemade gifts, so it's perfect! Plus the jars ...

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