Pressure Canning – basic principles

If you want to know how to preserve food by pressure canning, this article is what you need. You may want to check out my boiling water bath article as well. First, what foods must you pressure can? Low-acid foods. In this context, low acid is defined as “pH 4.7 or higher”. Vegetables, meat, fish, […]

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Boiling Water Bath Canning – basic principles

This article should serve as a handy reference point for anyone who is unsure how to can by using the Boiling Water Bath, or Hot Water Bath, method. You might want to have a read of my article on setup costs as well. The technique I am describing here is only for products that can […]

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Foamy jam and how to remove it

While making a batch of fig jam this morning, I had a strange crossover between my love of making food and my love of drinking really good beer. I have seen people dealing with an excessively foamy pint by… well, never mind what they did to kill the head, but the thought that struck me […]

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