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April 8, 2016 Canning, Canning 101, News, Preserving Recipes, Product, Recipes

Top Preserving Tips for 2016

Although many of you preserve year round, some of you are anxiously awaiting your favorite local fruits and vegetables to come to season.

We’ve picked out some of our top preserving posts that will be helpful, as you evaluate your equipment, gather your supplies, and set your preserving goals. We are also sharing our answers to some of the frequently asked preserving questions we get from all of you. Not to mention a few links to a few of our favorite preserving recipes!

Be sure to bookmark (or pin) this post, so you can reference it throughout your preserving season.

Top Preserving Questions

The top 5 things you need to do to prepare for canning season.

What’s the difference between a pressure CANNER and a pressure COOKER?

Which jars are safe for pressure canning?

Is it okay if my water bath canner and canning rings are rusty?

How to organize your canning supplies.

How can I avoid lid buckling or dimpling when I water bath?

How do I choose a canning lid for my jar?

How to measure jars and lids for the perfect match?

Is it safe to freeze food in glass jars?

Can I reuse baby food jars for preserving?

How to know if you should can or freeze?

Top Preserving Tips

How do I get crispy pickles?

Can I make a double batch of jam?

How to make sugar free jam with Pomona’s Pectin.

Can I use honey instead of sugar?

What’s the best way to pit cherries?

Can I can tomato soup?

Our Favorite Preserving Recipes

Simple Sauerkraut

Amish Christmas Jam

Lavender Jelly

Chive Blossom Infused Vinegar

Strawberry – Vanilla Preserves

Apple Pie Filling

Cucumber Relish

Vegetable Stock

Apple Butter




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