Homemade Tomato Paste – Food in Jars
Three weeks ago, I bought my annual batch of tomatoes to preserve. 100 pounds worth. I canned them whole, I canned them crushed, I slow roasted and froze them and I made 17 pints of corn and tomato salsa (keep your eyes peeled for a comprehensive tomato preservation post coming soon). And still, there were […]
Butter in Your Food Storage
One evening at church one of the ladies mentioned that you could bottle butter and store it for 3 year. I hadn’t seen so many women interested in a comment about preserving food in a long tim. I received the instructions from her and have been bottling butter for my food storage ever since. Items you need: 12 – 8 oz. jelly jars, lids, and rings (clean and sanitize bottle prior to bottling butter) 5–¼ pounds butter or margarine (5 pounds + 1 stick) 1 cookie sheet (optional) 1 cooling rack…
Homemade Canned Diced Tomatoes (water bath method)
Make your own homemade canned diced tomatoes with this easy recipe and tutorial! It walks you through step-by-step canning tomatoes with the water bath method, so you don't need a pressure canner or any other special equipment. Plus homemade canned diced tomatoes taste way better than store-bought AND you won't have to buy any come winter! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com
Peach Vanilla Bean Jam
Peach vanilla bean jam is chocked full with chunks of juicy ripe peaches suspended in their own juices that, when cooked down for over an hour with some sugar, thicken into a glorious and sticky jam.
How To Can Whole Blueberries
'In the amount of time it took me to make a cup of coffee he’d set himself up to preserve a batch of fresh berries he’d bought at a local farmer’s stand. He was so nonchalant about it all. I grabbed my camera and in the following 45 minutes he rocked my world. I asked Suvir how he learned this art and he confirmed my suspicions… “I first saw canning when watching my mother can jams, jellies, ketchup and squash in Nagpur, India. My mom sowed the seeds when I was in 1st grade.” Those of you…
75 Free Canning Recipes for Beginning and Veteran Canners
75 absolutely free canning recipes for you to use on your canning adventures. Canning meat, vegetables, fruits, jams, sauces and condiments for free!
Meals In A Jar; Sloppy Joes
I have a 12 day Mule Deer hunt coming up next week. In preparation, I was trying to come up with self contained meals in mason jars, to save on my finite cooler space. One of the first things I thought of was Sloppy Joes. But instead of just the sauce, like a can of…
How to Can Diced Tomatoes (a step-by-step tutorial)
The absolute easiest way to can tomatoes! This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to can tomatoes in no time. No peeling, no coring- just cut out the stem and dice them up. It’s super easy, plus if you grow your own tomatoes, it's a big money saver too! I started canning diced tomatoes several years ago after having an 'aha moment' one evening while preparing dinner. As I was opening a can of diced tomatoes that I needed for the recipe I was making, I suddenly wondered why in the…
The 7 core areas of preparedness
By Patrice Lewis Issue #133 • January/February, 2012 As I write this article, it’s early September. And September, as you may or may not know, is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is the time of year when we are officially recognized for our efforts to prepare for […]
Canning 101 - How To Can Pears - One Hundred Dollars a Month
Yesterday we picked up a case of pears at a rock bottom price. I knew right away we would be setting aside quite a few for eating fresh, but I also wanted to have a few jars of pears on hand for this winter as well. Canning pears is much easier than canning peaches. All you really Read More >>
How to Blanch and Freeze Broccoli | Heavenly Homemakers
There was this one day when I saw that I could order 20 pounds of broccoli for just $12.50 and we all know how much I love good deals on good produce. Then there was that other day I picked up my order and found that 20 pounds of broccoli filled a box big enough […]
A How-To: Canning Strawberries
BIG DISCLAIMER: I do not follow the strict rules of Ball Canning Recipes. Using my mom’s well-trusted methods, I have canned thousands of jars of food and never once gotten sick (from spoiled…
How to Preserve Cantaloupe (Freezing & Dehydrating) - Mom with a PREP
Want to know what to do with that canteloupe you have sitting on the counter that's about to go bad? Here are some ideas...
Canning carrots at home make for really quick meals. Heat and serve!
Canning Carrots -Learn how to can carrots for your home pantry. Home-canned carrots make for quick soups, stews, and side dishes!