Fingertip Tight for Canning: What Does It Even Mean?

Fingertip Tight for Canning: What Does It Even Mean?

When you’re canning, make sure you know how tightly to put on the bands – it’s fingertip tight! Did you read a few canning recipes and see the words “fingertip tight” and wonder what they mean? Nearly every directions for any canning recipe tells you that you need to put the canning rings on fingertip…

10 Canning Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

10 Canning Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Each day, I see articles floating around encouraging dangerous canning mistakes that could cause someone to get sick. Canning is fun, refreshing, and rewarding; seeing shelves full of home-canned food is satisfying. Those who are new to canning need to make sure they don’t make any serious canning mistakes. Not all canning mistakes are dangerous,…

24 Tomato Canning Recipes You Need to Try This Year
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24 Tomato Canning Recipes You Need to Try This Year

Don’t let all those tomatoes go to waste! Try a few different tomato canning recipes this year! Tomatoes produce a lot of fruits, and if you’re like me and plant WAY too many plants each year, you’ll end up drowning in tomatoes. Don’t let them go to waste; try different tomato canning recipes to fill…

Acidity for Canning: Why It Matters for Safe Canning
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Acidity for Canning: Why It Matters for Safe Canning

If you’ve spent time canning, you’ve heard all about acid levels and why it determines if you can safely water bath can food. Acidity for canning is truly important! While canning jellies and jams are one of my favorite activities, it is important to understand how to do so correctly. There are a lot of…

11 Delicious Ways to Preserve Green Beans from Your Garden
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11 Delicious Ways to Preserve Green Beans from Your Garden

Every year when you drown in green beans, you don’t have to freeze or can all of them! Here are 11 different ways to preserve green beans straight out of your garden. Green beans are one of the most prolific plants that I grow in my garden, and every year, I end up with gallon…