Food Preservation - Canning Archives - Melissa K. Norris

Category Archives for "Food Preservation – Canning"

May 12

9 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

By Melissa Norris | Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Food Preservation - Other , Homestead-Life , Preparedness/Survival , Pressure Canning , Root Cellar , Skills , Water Bath

Jars of preserved food lined up on a table.

These preservation methods will help you build your food storage up and be well prepared in case of an emergency. Learning these methods to preserve your own food at home is something every family should implement, not just for survival or preparedness, but for frugality, better health, and working together. An old fashioned kind of […]

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Apr 20

Strawberry Jam Recipe without Pectin and Low Sugar

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes , Water Bath

two jars of strawberry jam sitting on a tabletop with fresh strawberries around it.

This low sugar no pectin strawberry jam recipe is our favorite. Step by step tutorial for a homemade strawberry jam without pectin and tons of flavor. Every home needs an easy strawberry jam recipe without pectin (specifically store-bought pectin) and low sugar. Because I’m a firm believe your jam shouldn’t have more sugar than it […]

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Feb 25

Pickled Asparagus Recipe (Canned, Quick, or Refrigerator)

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Pickles , Recipes , Water Bath

Pickled asparagus piled on a white plate with a jar of pickled asparagus in the background.

This is the best crisp pickled asparagus recipe out there and the first thing to meet my canning jars come springtime. Garlic and dill are paired with a salty brine and flavor-packed seasonings that create perfectly crisp asparagus spears every time! There’s good reason this is one of my most requested recipes. Asparagus might be […]

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Aug 15

Canning in Electric Pressure Cookers & Other Pressure Canning Questions

By Melissa Norris | Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Podcast , Pressure Canning

Wondered about canning in electric pressure cookers? Are you interested in pressure canning but also worried that you will make a mistake that causes your canner to explode or your family to get sick? I have good news for you: pressure canning doesn’t have to be scary! In fact, it’s one of my favorite methods […]

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Jun 25

How to Store Home Canned Food Safely – Jar Stacking & Canning Rings

By Melissa Norris | Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Podcast

Should you store your home canned jars without the canning rings? The official sources are mixed saying you may do so either way. We’re also gearing up inside the Pioneering Today Academy membership group to go through our preserving challenge. Every week this summer we’ll have assignments, lessons and tutorials that walk you through all […]

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Mar 01

How to Can Rhubarb – 3 Ways to Preserve Rhubarb

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Podcast , Pressure Canning , Recipes , Water Bath

Preserving rhubarb is one of my favorite spring forays, especially canning rhubarb. My heart can’t help but love rhubarb, a vegetables that lends itself as a fruit and is one of the first things we can harvest in the spring, long before my berries and fruit trees produce. It makes a mean dessert, excellent sauce […]

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Nov 14

Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce + Canning Instructions

By Anastasia Sakawsky | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes , Sides , Water Bath

Homemade spiced cranberry sauce put those tinned canned jelled versions to shame. And you wouldn’t expect anything less than from scratch cranberry sauce pioneer woman style on a homesteading blog and podcast entitled Pioneering Today, am I right? You’re in for a treat today because Anna is sharing her best homemade cranberry sauce recipe today […]

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