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Old 08-27-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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New to canning

I wanted to do some canning this year and wondered if anyone knew of a very informative website that would help me out. I am looking for basic canning knowledge and recipes.

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Old 08-27-2006, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: New to canning

I can a variety of things and I may be able to help you out. What are you planning to can?
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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Re: New to canning

Well, I have a small 6 quart pressure cooker. So, I can probably only do pints and half pints in that. But my mom has a larger one that I am sure I can use too.

My first questions is...Can I do boiling water canning for high acid stuff in my pressure cooker or do I need a different canner for that?

I am thinking about canning diced tomatoes, salsa, spaghetti sauce, beans, carrots, corn, and some jelly maybe.

Do you have any recipes for making your own baked beans and canning them?

I'm sure there is a ton of stuff i could can that I cannot think of...what all do you normally can? My mom used to do pickles, but I don't want to get into that this year.
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hmmm - we never do the tomatoes in a pressure cooker, but we do do beans in one - I will have to ask my MIL why
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Here is a great site http://www.homecanning.com/usa/
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Ball Blue book is a great resource book.
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Re: New to canning

The homecanning site is great, here's another one... http://www.canning-food-recipes.com/index.html Also, they now make the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook just like the 1953 original...ring bound and all and it has a section on canning. I love canning. I'm making some jellies for now since we're going back to the States in Feb, but boy...next summer...tomatoes, pickles, and beans, oh my!
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oooh! You've piqued my interest! I may have to look into this!
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Re: New to canning

We never pressure our tomatoes either? Never have had any trouble. I do want a pressure cooker in the future though. I love canning.
The big jars are great for the stewwed tomatoes because I add one jar to my chilli or spagetti. Would love to hear the what everyone elese has to say!!



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Re: New to canning

no, it's not neccessary to use a pressure canner for tomatoes. the boiling water method is the proper method for those.

I used the directions in the BH&G cookbook for all my canning this year and everything turned out great (well, one jar of applesauce must have gotten bacteria, but that's it)

Here, they don't really have the proper items to really can....I wish they did, no pressure canner and the jars aren't very strong, I kept cracking them. The lids are a completely different style and I think that's why the applesauce went bad.

I think it's fun to can. A little bit of creativity in the kitchen!
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