Tag Archives: canning

Putting Up: Update on Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

One of the ways of identifying Ball’s BPA-free lids from older versions is by the “Made in USA” printed on the lid. As a reader recently asked, what about their more decorative lids? Ball’s Elite and quilted jelly jars come … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Small-Batch Sauerkraut

In our household, cabbage has become the new kale. Though easy to overlook, this humble vegetable is packed with beneficial nutrients and plays a starring role as a fermented food. Here in Northern New England, cabbages first start appearing at … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Sweet Cherry Tomato Pickles

We made Sweet Cherry Tomato Pickles for the first time last year, and they quickly became a favorite. Juicy, tangy and bite-sized, they’re easy to serve as is or blended together for a quick vinaigrette. With the tomato season holding … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Carrot Pepper Salsa, Canned + Lacto-Fermented

Like seed catalogs for home gardeners, fellow preserver Kate says the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving is the canner’s equivalent — wonderful to browse mid-winter and dream of the colorful jars to come. It was while thumbing through the salsa section that we … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Roasted & Canned

After stocking the pantry with a season’s worth of crushed and sauced tomatoes, we wondered about roasting as a way of preparing them for canning. We’ve roasted smaller tomatoes to freeze but, with the freezer near to capacity, we needed another … Continue reading

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Canning it Forward

We take back what we said about growing tomatoes in Maine. After promising to help can for an overwhelmed neighbor, this beautiful basketful was just delivered filled with Amish paste, Rose de Berne, and Striped German tomatoes still warm from … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Pressure Canning Workshop in Kittery

Take your canning beyond pickles and preserves at this upcoming hands-on workshop on Pressure Canning Tomatoes on Tuesday, September 24th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at Traip Academy in Kittery, ME. We will guide you through the basic steps of canning and … Continue reading

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