Canning & Kitchen

Nominate a Homesteader for the I Am Countryside Feature

Add to Favorites Know a homesteader who inspires others? Want to see them featured in Countryside & Small Stock Journal? Nominate them (or yourself!) and we’ll tell their story in the …

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How to Safely Use a Pressure Canner
August 9, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Low-acid foods must be processed at a temperature that is hotter than boiling water. Compared to water bath canning or steam canning, which processes jars at 212ºF, a pressure canner processes at 240ºF, the necessary temperature for destroying food spoilage organisms in foods with a pH greater than 4.6. Such low-acid foods include poultry, seafood, meats, and most vegetables.

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A Guide to Canning Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens, and canning tomatoes is a great food preservation method! Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine but if you planted more than one plant, chances are you will drown in them by the end of the season.

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Home Canned Potatoes

Many individuals wonder why one would learn how to can potatoes when they store well in a cold storage space or root cellar. The answer is quite simple, for convenience.

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Canning Green Beans to Enjoy Later
July 13, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Canning green beans fresh from the garden, preserves the taste of summer. Once you know how to grow green beans, you will want to enjoy the fresh beans all year long.

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An Old Fashioned Mustard Pickles Recipe

Add to Favorites What do you do with those renegade cucumbers that hide under the vine until suddenly they appear — huge and yellow? You could, of course, relegate them …

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Try My 7 Best Beet Recipes

I have been growing beets in my garden for a couple years now. They are so easy to grow!

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What You Can, and Can’t, Can
July 5, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Just about anything you would grow in your garden may be preserved by canning. Only a few foods cannot be safely canned at all, some may be canned in one form but not another, and still others don’t hold up well under the prolonged heat of processing.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Home Canning Meat
June 27, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I was hesitant about home canning meat, even though I had eaten my grandmother’s home-canned meat all my life. When we lost a whole freezer of meat …

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Canning Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are a quintessential part of a spring garden. Ideally, this vegetable is enjoyed fresh or slightly sautéed in order to enjoy the flavor.

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Dehydrated Kale Chips

Spring has not sprung until there are leafy greens to harvest from the garden. Kale, chard, spinach, and mustard greens are a delight during the cool spring months.

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Learn How to Make Shrub Syrup

Shrubs. Have you heard of them? Do you know how to make shrub syrup? If you’re not familiar, shrubs are budget-friendly, delicious, fermented vinegar, and fruit-based beverages.

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Make Garlic Powder by Dehydrating Garlic

There is no need to let garlic go to waste once it begins to show signs of aging. Learn how to make garlic powder by dehydrating garlic cloves.

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Fermentation Food Preservation Made Easy

Add to Favorites Do you want to learn simple fermentation food preservation methods that don’t require a lot of fancy equipment, boiling water, or slaving away over a hot stove …

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Homegrown Herbs: Growing Herbs Outdoors In Pots, Raised Beds and Gardens

Add to Favorites If you want to learn about growing herbs outdoors in pots, in raised beds, or in your vegetable garden, this book is for you! Homegrown Herbs is …

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