Pickling and Canning

Canning and Sterilization Explained

Canning and Sterilization Explained

In the canning world, there are several choices you have to make in order to create a safe-to-eat product. The most important choice is which type of canning process to use to achieve your desired results.   There are two types of canning processes: water […]

Dangers Associated with Canning and How to Address Them

Dangers Associated with Canning and How to Address Them

When you have a garden full of fresh, healthy vegetables but aren’t sure what to do with them, it may be time to consider canning. Canning has many benefits, both for your diet and your wallet. However, if not done properly, canning can be dangerous. […]

How to Monitor Your Stored Pickles for Freshness

How to Monitor Your Stored Pickles for Freshness

  Making pickles can be a great family tradition that keeps your fridge stocked with delicious, crisp jars of pickles throughout the year. To keep your stored pickle jars as fresh as possible, it’s helpful to know what to look for when monitoring for pickle […]

What Happens During Pickling?

What Happens During Pickling?

Ever wonder just what makes pickles taste so darn good? There is actually a lot of science that goes into the making of a delicious pickle. It’s quite fascinating to consider what a few ingredients put together can create. The better you understand the science […]

What Are Some Odd and Unusual Canned Foods?

What Are Some Odd and Unusual Canned Foods?

When you think of well-known canned foods, you might picture a can of Spam or the little Vienna sausages that are easy to find in the supermarket. But what you may not know is there are some pretty unusual and even downright weird foods available […]

The Definitive Guide to Pickling Jars

The Definitive Guide to Pickling Jars

Pickling foods has long been a staple of homemaking. Even in today’s modern times, many families still pride themselves on their pickled creations, proudly storing their canning jars and gifting them to friends. Going back as far as 2030 BC, pickling has been a concept […]

How to Sterilize Glass Bottles and Jars at Home

How to Sterilize Glass Bottles and Jars at Home

Sterilization is an important step for food and beverage canning. If you are making pickles, jams, or canning vegetables in a glass jar, you must sterilize the jar prior to filling in order to avoid contamination by microorganisms. This step also helps remove any dust […]

DIY: Steps to Making Your Own Pickles in Glass Jars

DIY: Steps to Making Your Own Pickles in Glass Jars

Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects aren’t a new creation, but they’re becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to expensive commercial items. DIY projects range from home décor to canned goods, and the instructions for many of these creations are freely available online. Tackling a DIY project may […]