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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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Whiskey Infused Honey--Can I BWB This?

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by secondhandbookstore 1 year ago

I have a whiskey-infused honey recipe (1 cup honey, 1 bay leaf, 1/4 cup whiskey simmered on the stove and then stored in the fridge) that our family loves a lot. My sister asked if I could make it ...

Lemon marmalade recipe, fruit juice sweetened

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by tigerlily16 2 years ago

I’m looking for a recipe similar to Fiordifrutta’s organic lemon spread (marmalade). The only ingredients are lemon peel and juice, apple juice and pectin. Does anyone have a recipe like this that...

Bad beans?

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by fasttlane 2 years ago

I opened a can of kidney beans it was foamy and smelt sour... i put a bit in my soup but then fished them out quick. Some of the canning slim is still in my soup. Is my soup still safe to eat? Were...

Canning Home-Made Salsa

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by jhammon34 2 years ago

I have a salsa recipe that people love and are asking me to sell it to them. I use can tomatoes but fresh jalapeno, garlic and cilantro. In order to water can the product it says I must boil my r...

What is the acid or pH level of hot peppers?

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by Caralien 11 years ago

I'm (again) considering canning or somehow preserving the hot pepper bounty I have. It appears that low-acid foods are prone to botulism; peppers (ie jalapenos and habaneros) have more vitamin...

Help! How do you can / jar blood sausage?

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by fr1p 2 years ago

Growing up overseas, I remember my mother buying blood sausage canned in glass jars. It tasted great, although it was a little more gelatinous, like an aspic or sliceable loaf, like a very hard jel...

Food safety in jarred "ketchup"

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by somervilleoldtimer 2 years ago

I am about to make a fruit "ketchup" (basically a cooked salsa) with a recipe from a relative in Montreal. Her recipe says pour the hot, cooked fruit into sterilized jars, let sit overnight, then a...

salsa canning

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by salsamaker 9 years ago

I need to gather info regarding canning salsa without cooking it first, only doing a warm water bath. 1st off i use mostly diced canned tomatoes but sometimes do add fresh tomatoes. Also i see a lo...

No water bath jam

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by martak 9 years ago

Hello, I made my first batches of strawberry jam in the fall. I still have some jars left. The person who showed me what to do told me that filling the sterilized jars, sealing them, and turning...

Salsa

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by schultz2078 2 years ago

I am a experienced canner. But love the taste of fresh cilantro in my salsa. I hot pack my Salsa, can I add the cilantro to the hot salsa as I put it in my hot jars with the hot lids, and then hot ...

Can I use Instant Pot for Steam Canning?

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by cookin_mama 2 years ago

I've been scouring the Internet, but can't seem to find a strong yes or no answer on this question ( well, I can find both yes and no answers) . It's clear Instant Pot cannot be used as a pressure ...

Canning Tomato-Based Salsa

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by CindyJ 12 years ago

Is it safe to can an uncooked salsa using a boiling-water canning process? The ingredients are tomatoes, onions, garlic, serrano peppers and cilantro. The canning recipes I've seen all call for c...

Has something changed with canning lids?

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by Gin n Tonic 10 years ago

This is sort of an odd question, but I've done a few batches of canning over the last few weeks and don't know if I'm inattentive or if things have changed. Using Ball-brand supplies in all cases. ...

Question RE pressure canning untested mango BBQ sauce recipe

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by FoodieFrannie 10 years ago

Hi all you canners! Down here in Miami this time of year, we have mangos by the truck load! I have a very large tree that normally produces literally hundreds of huge mangos each year. I enjoy m...

Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2017

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by MmeFleiss 3 years ago

I just made my first batch for the year. My husband loves the pickled onions that he eats in London, so I decided to make him the batch from The River Cottage Preserves Handbook. I wanted to keep t...

Can you hot water bathe dehydrated tomatoes in oil?

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by Chandler114 3 years ago

So my bf has grown more tomatoes than I know what to do with and I started to put them in the dehydrator. I love store bought dried tomatoes in oil but it's expensive! I've read you can store dried...

Pots/Pans, Demeyere, Spring, Sitram, Mauviel

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by thinktwiceandthenthrice 3 years ago

My husband and I have saved enough to buy 6-7 excellent pots/pans and would love recommendations. I've looked at Staub ECI and SS Demeyere Atlantis/5Plus, Mauviel, Spring Brigade Premium, Sitram Ca...

Using tiny jars to can

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by sylviamyrvold 2 years ago

I want to give away 200 little jars of pepper jelly at a wedding. The jars only hold 1.5 oz and I am worried the lids won't seal properly. Do I need to water bath them? Should I do a wax seal inste...