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30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Canning Your Own Foods

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Canning your own foods is one of the easiest and most environmentally friendly ways to save money and food. If you have a vegetable garden and grow large crops, or simply do not like wasting food, canning is the solution you’ve been looking for. However, there is more to canning food than just putting pickles in jars; you have to ensure that you use safe methods that will preserve the food and keep it free from contamination. If you are new to canning your own food, these 30 blogs will teach you everything you need to know.

Canning 101

Before you begin canning your own food, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the concepts and basic rules. This will give you a good foundation for canning all types of foods so that you don’t make unnecessary and costly mistakes. By following the advice of experienced canners, it won’t take long for you to learn the craft. These five blogs will take you through the entire canning process, and provide you with essential tips and advice to get you started.

Canning Safety

Although canning food is a great preservation method, there are dangers if you do not seal the containers correctly. Food-borne bacteria can cause serious illness, so make sure you observe the correct safety and hygiene steps for canning food. Due to variance in acidity, natural bacteria and other elements found in different types of food, no two canning processes are the same. Before canning any type of food, check out these five blogs for guidelines on health and safety.

Canning Equipment

Canning is a craft all of its own, so using the right tools for the job is essential. Again, each type of food will require the use of different equipment. You may already have much of the equipment you will need in your kitchen; as for the rest, it’s time to go shopping. For some ideas on what you should buy, read these five blogs.

Canning Recipes

Some foods are better suited for home canning than others. There are some excellent recipes that will leave your mouth watering, and even allow you to can foods for longer. This is your chance to test out your culinary skills, so put on your chef’s hat and get creative in the kitchen. To help inspire you, there are some great examples of perfect canning recipes in these five blogs.

Canning Storage

Proper storage is extremely important when canning your own food. The type of container you use, temperature and how you stack your containers will all determine how long your food stays fresh. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste because of improper storage. To learn the correct methods for storing canned foods, make sure to follow the tips in these five blogs.

Canning Labels and Gift Ideas

Once you have canned your food you will want to label the containers. Not only will this allow you to date each container, it makes your canned foods look much prettier, too. Canned foods are great for gifting, so the more effort you put into dressing your containers the better. Family and friends will really appreciate a gift with such a personal touch. Whether you want to create your own labels or print free labels, these five blogs cover everything you will need.

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