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Is this group still active? It's garden season! Get out the jars!

Just wondering (hoping) if this group is still active?  Doesn't seem like there has been much activity lately.  Too bad we're big into gardening, cooking and preserving the garden, and could use some like-minded friends.   Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)

Teaching others to can

Hi Friends,  I just got back from a circuit of classes in Oklahoma teaching people how to use a pressure cooker. My pressure cooker line (Fissler) isn't recommended for canning and while I have canned in an old pressure canner (years ago) what I teach is all hot water bath canning.  My classes are wanting recommendations for pressure canners to purchase so if you have one you really like please let me know what it is and why you like it....more

that's a great idea about sharing the equipment. Can you actually fit more than one on a stovetop?more


Something weird is going on with my site, no header, no sidebar, no categories.  Could someone take a look and let me know if they have experienced this before and what is the cause,  Would really appreciate it!  Grace - La Mia Vita Dolce -

Thank you everyone! I wasn't brave enough to go in and do a fix myself. Finally reached my web ...more

Canning for Christmas?

I am not canning for Christmas, though if I were really, really nice I'd be making my friends some raspberry jam. (Seeing as one of them is having surgery a week before Christmas I should be nice and do it shouldn't I?)Are you giving home-canned goods out to your friends and family this Christmas? What's the most popular item - apple butter? Pumpkin butter? Pickles? Jellies and jams?Contributing Editor Sassymonkey also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads....more

Honey preserved clementines

I just found this fabulous recipe for honey-preserved clementines in the current issue of Fine Cooking.  They say that these things keep "in the fridge" for at least 3 months.  Any ideas how to actually can these so that they don't have to be refrigerated?  Being somewhat new to the canning world, I'm unsure whether there's some really good reason not to can them or why they need to be refrigerated.  Thoughts?

I know!  Doesn't it sound so good!


So excited to find this group!

I just posted and entry about my first solo canning experience.  Read the excerpt on blogher here: Or go straight to the source at The Weekly Veggie.  Thanks for visiting!...more

great post! i just planted a ton of tomato plants and going to be canning for the first time, ...more


That jar is just so lovely and eye-catching! These would make for excellent gifts!more


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