One of the best ways to preserve various vegetables and some fruits is through canning. If you never learned about the process of canning foods, then a few canning tips will help when beginning this activity.
In the hopes of helping you get the most out of the canning experience, we’ve found a detailed (and charming) tutorial that will provide you with many of the basic skills and information that you will need to begin canning. In fact, the tutorial offers the following as the first tip: the most important thing to keep in mind about canning is to not be afraid. Most people have a fear of canning due to the risk of botulism. However, the acidic environment that exists when canning offers a buffer against this problem. The primary reason is that fruits and vinegar are acidic. This means that canning fruit or even pickles eliminates any worries about botulism.
The tutorial then moves into discussing the basic ideas behind canning and how you will need to find suitable recipes. When it comes to canning versus cooking, canning is definitely a science while cooking is an art. As such, you will need to find recipes that are highly recommended and trusted. Many of the canning enthusiasts have excellent websites that can enhance your experience. To make it easier for you, the author of the tutorial also includes a great recipe to show you what sort of information to look for to get the most of out of the endeavor. Remember, if you don’t follow a standard recipe, then too much salt or sugar can ruin your pickles or fruits. Related to this idea is that you must acquire the right supplies. This includes a standard canning pot, racks, and a set of tongs. There are many places online and in your communities where you can find standard canning supplies.
One of the most important tips from the tutorial discusses the key component to canning… they can or mason jar. When you find the canning or mason jars you need, make sure that they have lids that can be part of the canning process. It is critically important to sterilize all your supplies and this step must be done prior to beginning any other process.
Finally, make sure that all your equipment, jars, and lids have been thoroughly washed (either in the dishwasher or by hand). Once this has been done, then you need to boil a pot of water to heat the lids.
Always remember to make sure your jars have been properly sealed!
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