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One of my favorite things to make are enchiladas. I also prefer to make a homemade sauce for them, rather than opting for one from the store. Earlier this year, whilst looking for a recipe for the tomatillos, I rasn into this recipe on how to can cilantro lime enchilada sauce, that I would love […]

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Oh nice, another great use for all those tomatoes that I grow in my garden every year. Of course we already oven dry some of our tomatoes and can others, we almost always have plenty left over that we give away. However, this year I will also try canning homemade marinara sauce, with some of […]

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Don’t know what to do with all those fresh strawberries this summer? Well after you have grown your strawberries in your diy strawberry ebucket, instead of canning or oven drying your strawberries to preserve them you can also try this canned strawberry honey jam recipe. It is a twist on the traditional homemade jam recipe, […]

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At first look, it may look like we are canning two different types of meat. However, if you really think about it the two are very similar if not the same. Now that we got that little matter out of the way, we can go ahead and deal with the real matter at hand, canning […]

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If you make any homemade chili recipe, you should know that it is almost impossible to make small batches of it. If you dare do, you often end up having some dissapointed family members who did not have enough of your chili. This is why you would rather make a lot and do what I […]

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Oh my, this year I ended up with so many butternut squash from my garden even after giving away a lot of them to my friends, family and neighbours. I had no choice but to look into how to can butternut squash, in order to store some of the excess. You will need to pull […]

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Garlic is just one of those ingredients I tend to use on a daily basis. Although I have some stored after the summer harvest and turned some into homemade garlic powder, I still needed a way to keep some fresh longer during the winter without sprouting. This is when I discovered how to pickle garlic […]

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When the gardening season begins, one of the things I look forward to is planting some sweet corn. This year we had quite the bumper harvest so we ended up freezing some of the corn to enjoy in the winter months. We also tried our hands at canning fresh sweet corn too. Be warned, it […]

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Alright, here is a great way to preserve and store those cucumbers you grow in your garden all summer long. I found this really delicious old fashioned homemade dill pickle recipe, last season online. It is actually a family recipe, passed down from generation to generation. You know those are always the best recipes. Although […]

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I get very giddy when I find other ways to use tomatoes from my garden, because I always have plenty when the season ends. I can some of them whilst they still green, some of them are roasted in the oven and now some of them will be used in canning homemade spaghetti sauce. Of […]

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Mmmmmm, I enjoy munching on fresh celery sticks from our garden or regrown in my kitchen. However, what does one do if they have way more celery than they can munch on or cook? That was my dilemma and my solution was learning how to dry celery. You do not need a food dehydrator for […]

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We have covered canning green beans beforeĀ  for long term storage. But did you know that you can also can dry beans? This is especially helpful for the end of season when all your beans have dried up in the garden. You will need your pressure canner for this method. Although you can can beans […]

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So you got a little carried away gardening this summer, and it just so happens you now have more beets than you can eat fresh or juice. What to do, what to do? Well, I think I found the perfect solution for my good problem. I am talking about canning pickled beets, for long term […]

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So you have spent the whole of summer growing squash in your garden, what do you do with all the surplus that you cannot eat fresh? Hmmmm, how about learning how to can squash? That is what we will be looking at today. You will need your pressure canner, for this one. We will be […]

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I know most people already know how to can carrots or how to can green beans, but not many people combine their vegetables in the mason jars. I used to love buying frozen mixed vegetables so this how I got started canning mixed vegetables. You can add many different vegetables to your mix, from carrots […]

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Besides the antioxidants they provide, the lord knows I love my blueberries. A few years back I took it upon myself to learn how to grow blueberries at home. Now usually I collect and freeze them, but my aunt recommended that I begin canning my blueberries. You are going to need to dust off the […]

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Juicy mango, oh juicy mango, just the thought of you makes my mouth water. Yes, clearly I love my mangoes. We now have a mango tree growing out back, as much as I love to enjoy them fresh I think learning how to can mangoes would be a great skill to acquire! You need to […]

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A while back I took the time to learn how to grow raspberries, although we as a family enjoy them there is one thing that gets on my nerves. They seem to have the shortest ‘fresh life’ ever, they have to be eaten fresh within 48 hours. This is why I have decided to learn […]

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So good people, I just came into some pork butt, lots of it. Way more than the family can eat, or maybe I will let them. Luckily I think I have found a solution, canning pulled pork barbecue. Hmmmm barbecue, yummy! You will need to pull out your pressure canner for this one. She smokes […]

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Personally, I enjoy my fresh strawberries. However we all know their shelf life is very short, shorter than I would like. I usually just put the fresh ones into a Ziploc bag and pop them into the freezer. This past weekend my cousin showed me how to can strawberries. You will need to pull out […]

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