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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

You’ll be hooked, I tell you.  Once you learn how to bottle your own meats, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing it. Think about your meat habits. Do you put up a 1/2 beef in your freezer every year? Do you buy fresh from the butcher and take it home to prepare? Do you buy in bulk and freeze what you aren’t using right away? Do you buy canned meats?  All of these practices have their …

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Canning Weird – Moving Beyond Jams and Salsas

I think just about everyone who learns to can foods starts with water bathed strawberry jam and tomato salsas. Some then progress to vegetables and fruits, and if they are really brave, step up their game and start pressure canning meats. When I first tried canning a savory fig jam, I thought I was being pretty “wild.” But then, I really went outside my canning comfort zone and started “Canning Weird” according to my family. There’s nothing at all unusual …

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Boost Your Canning Skills

It wasn’t too long ago that canning was a quaint skill relegated to the hot, humid kitchens of Grandma and Great Aunt Pauline. Somewhere in the past  few years, though, that has changed in a big way. Canning is now a hot, hot trend, in large part as a backlash to the widespread rejection of the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) and a return to whole, healthier foods. Millions of Americans want to know exactly how their food is produced and packaged, …

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Build your Food Storage from Scratch: Canning Bing Cherries

Bing cherries. Everyone in the family LOVES them and they are so very simple to can up! My family eats them faster than I can put them up, and cherry season doesn’t last long, so I have to be quick! Here are my step-by-step instructions for canning bing cherries yourself Canning Bing cherries First, get out all your canning equipment, jars, extra bowls and strainer for cleaning your cherries, etc. and don’t forget a stack of kitchen towels or old washcloths–you’ll …

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Build your Food Storage from Scratch: Canning Chicken Breast

It makes me a bit nervous having a freezer full of meats… the grid goes down and we’re up a creek. There’s no way I could can it all fast enough to save it. So, while we’re in a grid UP situation, I try to can a batch of SOMETHING at least once a week, if not more. We try to buy only when there is a really killer deal and buy in bulk at that time. Recently we found a …

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Protect your canning jar investment

I have a problem. Well, I have more than one but this one plagues me on a continual basis.  In my house we have 16 feet.  160 toes and a TON of socks.  So many socks that I’ve given up on sorting and mating them.  Instead they just get tossed into the sock bin.  If someone needs socks, they must go to ‘the bin’. So how did my sock bin end up helping me protect my canning jars? Here’s the …

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Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam

Sweet Preservation was generous enough to send me a big ol’ box of peaches. My husband LOVES peaches, and although I’ve never worked with them before (they’re not my favorite) I was super-excited to make something that he would enjoy. But, what to make? Luckily, Sweet Preservation has tons of recipes and canning instructions and I was granted inspiration from their site. There were 10 recipes just for canning peaches! Homemade Peach Jam it is. Getting Ready Before your hands …

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VIDEO: How to store dry foods in canning jars

There’s a whole slew of things that I want included in my food storage pantry, but many of them don’t lend themselves well to the canning process (chocolate!), can’t be dehydrated (walnuts!), or aren’t a great candidate for the classic 5-gallon bucket (sunflower seeds!). Packing these foods in canning jars and then using a vacuum sealer, such as a Food Saver, to store them long-term is super easy. Here’s what you’ll need: A vacuum sealer. I use the Food Saver …

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Top 10 Foods to Store

Top 10 Foods to Store Learn how to stock up on the RIGHT foods for a customized food storage pantry. GET INSTANT ACCESS YOUR FAMILY RELIES ON YOU WHEN A CRISIS HITS. With a supply of healthy and nutritious emergency food, you’ll be ready! YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY OF FOOD FOR EMERGENCIES: LONG-TERM POWER OUTAGES NATURAL DISASTERS PANDEMICS A FINANCIAL CRISIS FOOD SHORTAGES FAMILY EMERGENCIES But you can’t always rely on stores to always have the food you …

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