Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Garden update May 21 2017

It's getting really hot here, but the gardening continues! The potatoes either have blight now or they're just plain ready to be dug. The plants are dying back. Once they're out of the garden I'll come behind them and plant other things -- beans, turnips, maybe onion seeds. Got to keep it all going and growing!

Monday, May 22, 2017

How I make and can mango jam

Hope you enjoy this video! I'm already making jams and jellies for Christmas gifts!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

How I make pineapple preserves or jam

Come along with me as I make my own version of pineapple jam, or pineapple preserves. Pineapples were 96 cents each at a local grocery store. Next time I find them on sale, I'll just make regular canned pineapples. :)

How to safely can pork roast in a jar - Ball recipe

Hey everybody! I tried something new-to-me recently: Pork roast in a jar. Now, this recipe originally called for beef, but what I had on hand was pork. Since meats all can for the same time, I just dived right in!

In this video, I share how I followed the recipe from the All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving (which I'm loving more all the time) to make a meal in a jar that we can use when we want. Just open it up, heat it up, and use the broth to make gravy and you're all set!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How to safely can tomatoes - pressure canning

I normally water bath can tomatoes but since I thought I'd need to double stack my pints plus I wanted to use less water, I pressure canned this batch.