Today’s guest post comes to us from cookbook author and seasoned canner Lynne Curry. She’s dropping in to share some of her hard won canning wisdom with those who are just getting started, or who simply need to be reminded how to stay sane during the height of the preserving season. Enjoy! -Marisa The strawberries […]
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It is July and that means it’s time to introduce our Mastery Challenge skill. This month, we’re focusing on hot pack preserving. Let’s dig in. What is hot pack preserving? At it’s most basic, hot pack preserving is simply the act of putting food that is warm or cooked into jars and then processing them. […]
Looking for a preserve to bridge spring and summer? This small batch strawberry plum jam is just the thing to marry the seasons in delicious fashion. Last week, I had lunch with a canning friend. After doing a quick check-in about the general state of our lives, we got down to the real business at […]
A post shared by Laurie Kane (@lauriehkane) on May 26, 2017 at 7:07pm PDT The May cold pack challenge is over and it’s time to round-up our results. This challenge wasn’t as popular as those in past months, which I sort of expected. Cold pack preserving isn’t as exciting as some of the other skills […]
Dehydration has long been one of the tools in my food preservation toolbox. I like to dehydrate herbs and ramp leaves, make tasty marinated and dried tomatoes, and put up some of my precious Meyer lemons by drying slices for future rehydration. Recently, my dehydration game improved by several notches. The folks at Excalibur sent […]
It is the start of May, and that means it’s time to tackle a new food preservation skill. This month, we’re turning our focus to cold pack preserving. What is a cold pack? Also known as raw pack, to cold pack something simply means something that it put into jars while cold and uncooked. If you’ve […]