I read this guide to pressure canning where the author claims that it's a good idea to store the jars without their rings. Is this true? If so, why? Remove the screw cap and wash the jar. The ...
The recipe for tomato sauce (includes vinegar, sugar and salt) I am using says I can put the bottles in cool water and bring to boil; once they are boiling, they are ready to fill and seal. My ...
I'm looking for a vacuum sealer just to vacuum seal canning jars. Presently I use a traditional vacuum sealer for bags that has an accessory port. It's bulky and because it's designed for bags as ...
I did the whole boiling process of canning the pickles and over night some did not seal but as soon as I placed them in the fridge they sealed. Do they need to stay in the fridge or can I put them in ...
My wife and I are about to do some tomato canning tomorrow. We have a bunch of mason jars that we didn't have time to sterilize. She thinks that just washing them in hot water is enough. After ...
I grew my own tomatoes this year and had success with making my own salsa. Do you need a pressure cooker to can home-made salsa?