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Canning

Enjoy the flavors of summer all year long. Discuss canning techniques, recipes, equipment, and more with the Chowhound community.

15 Canning Tips for Complete Beginners

If you're trying your hand at canning for the first time this year, you're not alone. While it's not quite as tricky as creating a sourdough starter, there are some important things to keep in mind...
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Dried Fruit in Canning?

NonnieMuss
by NonnieMuss 14 days ago

In the past few years I've made ATK's Balsamic Fig jam and it's just amazing. Then Trader Joe's stopped carrying their frozen figs, and they will be around $12/lb. here when they come into season....

Learn how to safely can fresh tuna! Thursday, Sept 17, 5:30- 6:30pm (University of Calif Master Food Preserver Program)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"The Master Food Preserver volunteers are once again offering home food preservation demonstrations...virtually for now! Tuna - Learn how to safely use a pressure canner to safely preserver...

The 'Perfect' Fig Preserves Recipe?

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by cmsmith 3 months ago

I'm looking for a recipe for fresh fig preserves that has less sugar and probably less cooking time. I have not yet been successful in turning out a fresh tasting fig preserves. Does anyone have ...

Can I Make Marmalade from Juice Instead of Fruit?

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by obillo 3 months ago

I want to make bitter-orange marmalade. The problem is the oranges: they're known in Spanish as "naranjas agrias" or "amargas," but I can't find them in any Manhattan markets. They originate in Ind...

organic cane sugar for canning?

amyatkendall
by amyatkendall 10 years ago

Can I use organic cane sugar when I make fruit preserves in the same way I've used regular plain sugar in the past? I'm assuming I can - I suppose for generations people used cane sugar that was...

Gopher Chow Chow?

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by kenchaa 5 months ago

I have no idea why it was labeled as such, but as a child I had my Grandmothers "Gopher ChowChow". It was a pickled/canned sweet/sour vegetable mixture from the middle of Nebraska. Beans, onions, c...

What am I doing WRONG?

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by Stephcat 6 months ago

In these crazy times I thought it would be a good idea to start canning meals. I have the time, why not. I have followed all the protocols. I have boiled the jars and rings. I got 75% pops. I ...

Does anyone add salt in their jams?

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by N_Little 1 year ago

I'm looking to make a raspberry lemonade jam, focusing on the flavor of the lemons, but I'm afraid it will be too tart to be used as a convetional spread. I heard of and have tried salt on lemons b...

Pectin recommendations

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by wvetrone 10 months ago

I would like to make some high quality jams. I want to buy the top of the line pectin but I am very new to this area. Does anyone have any recommendations? And/or vendors to buy it from?

BPA - canned fish

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by borisabrams 12 months ago

Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew any stores/brands selling BPA-canned fish. I can only see Wild Planet, which seems to only be tuna. What i really want is sardines and salmon! Thanks!

Reprocessing pickles

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by Danybear 1 year ago

Recently I purchased a humongous can of Maille Gherkins at COSTCO's business centre. Can't resist a bargain, but need to know if I can break down the can and re-process (can) the pickles without se...

Too late to heat process my jelly and jam?

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by soccermom13 1 year ago

About 7 days ago, I made apple jelly and Italian prune plum jam. I put it into sterilized jars then screwed on plastic lids. I had hoped to clear out some freezer space for these jars, but I now ...

Canning lid fail

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by OhioLadyBug 1 year ago

I’m pretty new to canning (2 years). A couple months ago I PC’d quarts and jars of pinto beans with bacon and onions. I cooked at the right times 60/90 at 10 lbs. They all sealed with a ping, ping,...

Forgot to put salt in my canned tomatoes

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by Jewelscanning 5 years ago

I just canned tomatoes an forgot to put salt in them an they boiled in a canning pot for 45 min do I need to redo them please help

Old fashioned southern treat... Pickled spiced peaches

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by ggeorgio 1 year ago

When I was growing up, when preparing for guests, my mother served pickled spiced peaches with the meal which were the highlight on her southern table. I always begged at least one from my mother, ...

Using food coloring to enhance colors when pickling

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by ggeorgio 1 year ago

It's peak watermelon season here in sunny South Texas. Truck farmers, roadside stands, farmers markets are brimming with this iconic summertime treat. My family LOVES WATERMELON! Fat ones, skinny o...

Converting a refrigerator pickle recipe to water bath canned recipe

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by ggeorgio 1 year ago

I LOVE candied dill pickles- the recipes use commercially prepared & bottled dill pickles (like you buy at the grocery store) that are drained of the pickle juice, salt-water brined overnight, rins...

Kroger Canning Supply Sale

NonnieMuss
by NonnieMuss 1 year ago

I have no idea if this was just one location or what, but my local Kroger has marked all the outdoor/grilling/summer stuff 70% off, and for some reason they included the canning supplies. I checke...