EASY WAYS TO GET STARTED CANNING RIGHT NOW
Are you reluctant to get started canning? When it comes to food preservation, you might feel more comfortable freezing your vegetables and other meals.
After all, for frozen veggies, you just toss fresh vegetables into a freezer bag and store it in your freezer. And with dehydrating, you simply throw your fruit, vegetables, or other food into a machine that slowly dries it out.
WHY CAN VEGETABLES ANYWAYS?
In fact, with canned vegetables, you could store your harvest without a root cellar. And if you have a large vegetable garden, it lets you preserve the foods you can't eat now for later. Plus it could give you peace of mind.
BEFORE YOU START CANNING
Before you start canning for the first time, buy or borrow the supplies you need. Of course, you'll need fruit or vegetables to can. And you should also have a Canning Supplies 101 list handy.
GET STARTED CANNING WITH JAM
Pick your favorite fruit, find a jam or jelly recipe, and give it a try. On our first try we made no-cook jam with fruit from our everbearing raspberries bush.
GET STARTED CANNING BY FOLLOWING TRIED AND TRUE RECIPES
As with most food preparation, if you follow instructions, you should succeed. So get a good book for beginner canners. I recommend the All-New Ball Book of Canning & Preserving.
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