Traditionally, canning jars have been boiled and “sterilized” before filling and processing. Many ask if sterilizing jars is necessary, if they’re boiled anyway. SimplyCanning.com answers this question!
Home Canning Safety
I am not trying to cause home canning "fear".... I have been preserving at home with no problems for many yrs. I just want to emphasize safety procedures. Check out the articles below.
Canning safety is simply a matter of avoiding risks. Use safe canning methods. Be clean, use common sense. Did you know life is full of risk? Sure you did. We all take risks all the time. Simple everyday things are risky. What about driving to town? Crossing the street?
Safe Home Canning Articles
So many many questions about using an electric pressure canner. Is it safe? What about the one from Presto? First I’ll say I do not have personal experience using one of these canners. My comments here are only on the safety aspects and what I see coming from extension services and the NCFHFP. You might […]
Also Known as Boiling Water Canning Water bath canning in a step-by-step tutorial. Use this printable checklist to help you along in your kitchen. Learn how to use your water bath canner, what alternative pots are available, what food can you use in a water bath, and more. Water bath canning is a great way […]
Weck jars are just soooo very pretty! I had to add them here. I don’t usually write about anything not tested and approved by the NCHFP and I believed that Weck jars had never been tested. I have new information. It was pointed out to me that Weck canning lids actually HAVE been tested. There […]
With Sharon Peterson use up-to-date canning methods Do you know how to recognize spoiled food? Sometimes it is obvious… sometimes not. Botulism Botulism is not anything you can see or smell. You will not know it is there until you get sick. That is another reason to avoid unsafe canning methods. You just won’t know […]
I often get questions from people who are asking about re-canning store purchased foods. Especially when it is purchased in those large #10 sized cans. Green beans, tomatoes, corn, fruit and other foods can be purchased in large cans at a cheaper price than the smaller individual size cans. Sometimes you can’t use the food […]