Testing out the Camp Chef for outdoor canning. Sucess with both a pressure canner and waterbath.
Posted: August 18, 2014, 3:40 pm
Simply Canning Guide - in Paperback form
Posted: August 13, 2014, 5:01 am
Tips for new gardeners
Posted: August 12, 2014, 3:10 pm
I love my Cabelas Commercial Food dehydrator for making jerky and other dehydrating needs. This is a square dehydrator which is larger than other types
Posted: August 5, 2014, 5:22 pm
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Posted: August 5, 2014, 3:41 pm
Dilly Beans: Simple pickled green beans with waterbath canning directions.
Posted: July 31, 2014, 4:40 pm
Chalky talky canning labels, re-writable and re-stickable.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:43 am
Corn cob jelly recipe, a fun project after you've cut all that corn off for canning or freezing.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:10 pm
Canning jar lid. is your used or new? How to tell the difference.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 6:07 pm
Growing Okra. Tips for having a great crop.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:33 pm
Sharon answers Home Canning Questions from the readers.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 11:46 pm
Real life vegetable garden ideas for the dry country. I talk fruit trees, cabbage, aphids, squash bugs, watering in clay soil.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 3:33 pm
Canning peppers both hot or mild. Remember you must use a pressure canner.
Posted: July 20, 2014, 9:39 pm
Posted: July 20, 2014, 2:10 am
We've had our Presto 22-qt. canner since our first garden together, 21 years ago. It has the weighted gauge, and only thing we've needed for it is the
Posted: July 20, 2014, 12:39 am
I started using them last year, at first, a few didn't seal, I don't know why, but last 3-4 times I've tried, they worked great. I've used them with sauerkraut,
Posted: July 20, 2014, 12:28 am
I was interested in buying a pressure canner. I consulted my Uncle who worked in the restaurant supply business for over 25 years. He recommended the All
Posted: July 19, 2014, 9:30 pm
Freezing corn and video on how to take corn off the cob the easy way.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 5:52 pm
Easy Dill Pickle Recipe - Finally! I'm getting crunchy dills.
Posted: July 15, 2014, 3:55 pm
Orchard Road Canning, Jars and lids with more to come!
Posted: July 15, 2014, 12:28 am
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Posted: July 7, 2014, 11:30 pm
Zaycon Foods buy meat in bulk. Click to read my experience.
Posted: July 1, 2014, 4:09 pm
Venison Roast Recipe, Wrapped with bacon and baked in a solar oven. Juicy and tender.
Posted: July 1, 2014, 4:48 am
Who is that crazy woman who enjoys canning, a full pantry, and simplicity? A quiet simple life is a GOOD thing!
Posted: June 26, 2014, 11:31 pm
Altitude adjustments are necessary for safe canning at higher altitudes
Posted: June 24, 2014, 1:51 am
When we can food, we are using chemistry against microbes to ensure they don't survive.
Posted: June 18, 2014, 10:29 pm
Home Canning Safety, Why we need pressure canning and what is safe for a waterbath
Posted: June 18, 2014, 10:28 pm
Canning tomatoes for sauce and discovered to my delight that the thick stuff settles!
Posted: May 29, 2014, 3:07 am
I'm loving my new Stainless Steel Steam Juicer and guess what it does more than juice.
Posted: May 19, 2014, 4:40 am
Home Canning Recipe for Strawberry Jam: no pectin needed.
Posted: May 13, 2014, 4:37 pm
Strawberry rhubarb jam recipe. This is my favorite combination, make a bunch for your pantry.
Posted: May 12, 2014, 1:25 am
How to can pear butter recipe. A bit of orange and nutmeg in this pear butter recipe makes it delicious.
Posted: April 26, 2014, 4:36 am
Learn how easy freezing spinach and other greens. Use it in smoothies, casseroles and other dishes.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:31 pm
Can I use recycled jars for canning jars?
Posted: April 22, 2014, 3:32 pm
The Soup Saver Scoop - Click here to find out about this unique ladle. Ideal for home canning.
Posted: April 14, 2014, 2:59 am
Dandelion jelly tastes a bit like honey. It is true. My youngest declared it good!
Posted: April 3, 2014, 11:55 pm
A list of things to think about for preparing for canning season.
Posted: March 29, 2014, 3:21 am
I first made this oatmeal bar cookie recipe with cherry jam, now I've tried them with rhubarb, peach and more.
Posted: March 26, 2014, 10:43 pm
Learn how easy freezing tomatoes is for use later in the year.
Posted: February 27, 2014, 4:51 am
Canning Meat step by step directions. Pressure canning is a must.
Posted: February 26, 2014, 7:54 pm
Canning Tomatoes, do you REALLY need lemon juice? Safe canning information.
Posted: February 25, 2014, 5:56 pm
Canning Tomatoes whole or halved, raw pack. Both waterbath and pressure canning details.
Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:17 am
Places I've podcast and interviews I've done. Sharon Peterson with Simply Canning
Posted: February 17, 2014, 11:04 pm
A planner for the home canner and gardener. Keep track of what you have and what you need.
Posted: February 16, 2014, 12:17 am
Most people make jelly, I prefer a quick and easy grape jam recipe. Click to see!
Posted: January 28, 2014, 9:35 pm
My new pinto beans recipe. Runny grape jam in the pantry. I tried something new!
Posted: January 28, 2014, 8:52 pm
Canning Dried Beans, learn how to can dried beans at a fraction of the cost of store bought.
Posted: January 23, 2014, 2:08 am
My comparison of my All American and Presto Pressure Canners. Which one is best?
Posted: January 21, 2014, 3:24 pm
Sharon, I would like more information on the reusable lids. Do you buy the rubber seal every year? I want to try them but really scared. I don't want to lose my food. Thank you. Yes I have checked their site but want to hear it from someone.
I do use Tattler lids and I do like them. The rubber seal is estimated to last about 10 uses. So if you use the seal once a year that is 10years. Many of my seals get used more than once a year. I store them and just grab them when I need them so it would be really difficult to keep track of just how many uses I've gotten out of each.
There is a learning curve to using them. Some adapt quickly and easily, some seem to have more trouble.
The most common mistake I see is tightening down the rings too tight. They have pretty good instruction on their website.
They do have a sample pack with just a couple of lids that you can order if you want to try it out without investing too much.
Here is a link to a review I've written.
I hope that helps you make your decision.
Posted: January 14, 2014, 4:00 pm
Sharon, I don't usually can only one batch at a time so I have time between the processing of one batch and the next. In that time, my jars get too cool.
Posted: January 3, 2014, 3:47 pm