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Some Basics of Home Canning

from our Mother's old canning booklet
1.Some Canning Tips

3.Our Canning Recipes 

We think Clemson University has some really good current information on home canning.
Try these links:


  1. What is your opinion about pickling non-refrigerated Eggs?

    1. The Centers for Disease Control says: "Home pickled eggs stored at room temperature have caused botulism." That's enough for me to say I don't want to do it or recommend it. That said, I don't raise chickens and have an excess of eggs to store either.
      However, others, like Jackie Clay, do can them and store them on the shelf. Jackie Clay on Storing Canned Pickled Eggs on the Shelf.
      Guess it's up to you to decide if you want to do this.

  2. ok, let me as you this, if its a density factory for the eggs, why couldn't you boil the eggs and just cut them in half (with or without the yolk) and pickle them that way?? Just asking.
    Thanks for giving me your opinion. I am like you, I refrigerate my eggs and I don't want to take a chance on dying either...LOL

    1. I think you'd have to ask an expert that question...I follow what the CDC and the USDA recommend; they don't always give their reasoning, but they do do testing that I can't. I'm just another home canner like you; but with 50 years of experience. I remember when people water-bathed vegetables (although our mom had a pressure canner), and I myself simply waxed my jams and jellies and now I water-bath them. Methods have changed as testing has become better as well as equipment.
      My sister-in-law Bonnie and I were talking about this at coffeetime this morning - she pointed out that her Mom and mine too, used to faithfully boil their canned goods that are now considered iffy for 10 minutes before serving them - can't very well do that with eggs.

  3. You can dehydrate your eggs Put them all in,a bowl mix, pour in you plastic trays of your dehydrate stir them periodically

  4. This is a really nice reference, for ladies who have canned for years or those who are new to canning. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. I pressure canned your bean soup yesterday and it turned out well (first thing I've made in my new canner)-thank you! I've read through everything you've written about canning (and hope there's more to come:@) Do you know of any similar blogs where others are sharing what they can and have learned?

    1. We like the websites from:
      The National Center for Home Food Preservation - http://nchfp.uga.edu/
      Canning Recipes from Presto -https://www.gopresto.com/recipes/canning/recipeindex.php
      Ball - http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes
      Iowa State University - Free PDF's on canning - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Topic/Food-Nutrition-and-Health/Food-Preservation
      PickYourOwn - http://www.pickyourown.org/allaboutcanning.htm

      Glad you had success on your bean soup!


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