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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Lacto-Fermented Salsa

Lacto-Fermented Salsa is our favorite way to preserve this spicy condiment — the vegetables remain fresh tasting and with tons of texture, and the garlicky juices are positively addicting (Bloody Mary, anyone?). Small batches can be made up quickly and … 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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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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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Crushed & Sauced

For some, security is having enough jars of strawberry jam, for others it’s having a root cellar full of potatoes. For us, it’s having enough canned tomatoes to fill an entire shelf in the pantry. Tomato season is the one … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: A Pickle Primer

“The laws of hair care are simple and finite.” — Elle, “Legally Blonde” We’ve all had them, bad hair days. And, for those who practice the art of canning, the same goes for less than optimum pickles. Luckily, like hair … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: More on Identifying Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

For those concerned about the presence of BPA in the lining of lids for home canning, we posted previously on identifying Ball’s new BPA-free lids by looking for the serial number on the boxes they come in. Since that post in May, two … Continue reading

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Pea Pod Broth

So much of cooking, especially preserving, is born of necessity. It’s always disturbed me that we didn’t use the pods left from shelling peas. Their skins dense with pea flavor, it seemed a wasted opportunity to just chuck them in … Continue reading

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