Category: Canning and Food Preservation

Canning and food preservation, including water bath canning, helps you preserve the harvest safely so that you can enjoy delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs year-round. In this section, we include tips to dry herbs, use of a dehydrator, water bath canning, pressure canning, and more.

How to Can Tomato Juice

Lear how to can tomato juice and how to make tomato juice without a juicer. I’ve updated my article on the topic here on Home Garden Joy so you can make tomato juice without a juice and can the juice.

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Strawberry Jam Recipe

This strawberry jam recipe is a great first jam recipe if you’ve never made jams, preservers, or jellies before. You can use strawberries from your garden if you are growing strawberry plants or purchase strawberries at the farmer’s market or supermarket. Making Strawberry Jam: The Basics Strawberry jam contains strawberries, sugar (a lot of sugar), …

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Recipe for Lemon Parsley Jelly

Have you ever looked at your herb garden and wondered what you would do with all of that parsley? Aside from feeding these guys: (Eastern swallowtail butterfly caterpillar) Parsley is often used as a garnish but it offers tremendous nutrition. Contained within its leafy green leaves is a blend of vitamin K and vitamin C, …

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how to can apples

How to Can Apples

Canning apples isn’t hard, but it is time-consuming. It’s great to know how to can apples if you have an apple tree, go apple picking, or just find a great value at the supermarket.

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Cranberry Basil Jelly Recipe

What do you do when you’re drowing in basil? That’s how I described the bounty from my garden this past week. The cinnamon basil didn’t grow, the holy basil didn’t grow, but the Genovese basil? Abundant, beautiful, silky, emerald green, bee-attracting bushes everywhere in my garden. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. And …

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how to can peaches

How to Can Peaches

I learned how to can peaches from the Ball Book of Home Preserving, a cookbook I recommend to those interested in learning how to can and preserve fresh garden produce.  Yesterday, Hubby helped me can peaches, and we were able to preserve nine pints. Here’s how to can peaches and enjoy them all year long! …

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