food preservation

Canning at Home for Beginners

Canning at Home for Beginners

Growing up, my mom canned applesauce and pickles, jellies and jams. Because I’d seen the process in action, it was very easy for me to begin canning in my own kitchen. But what about people who have never seen home…

Tangerine Ginger Jam

Tangerine Ginger Jam

My neighbor has a tree that is dripping with ripe tangerines. He came out and hollered at me the other day to pick some – lots of them – so I filled my market basket with about 15 pounds. It…

Anatomy of a Canning Jar

Anatomy of a Canning Jar

If you’ve never preserved your garden abundance by canning, the system can be a little confusing. A friend of mine—one who’s never canned before—was asking about home preservation and I was reminded that although I grew up understanding how a…