This month's notes:
January 2017: Apples are still available, but
already picked. In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if
there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even
figs and raspberries. See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But
now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a
Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and
free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
Recommended Books about Canning, Jam making, Food Drying and
Whether you are canning for your first time or in your 50th year
of canning; all the books and recipes you need are here, and at the best prices
you'll find anywhere.
Everything All can be shipped by a variety of methods, including
overnight, if you have a canning emergency!
Note: In response to requests for canning products and books,
I've added this page, and I've found reliable suppliers for the products here. I
appreciate your business- buying the products here helps support the website!
Home Food Fermenting, Cheese-making and More Books
Complete Guide to Home
Canning and Preserving
by United States Dept. of
guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home
canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red
meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods and
pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more.
Also includes scores of simply written recipes that even beginners can
handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the
second book to get, after the Ball Guide.
Click on the link below for more information and / or to
buy (no obligation to buy)
The Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving
The Kerr Home Canning book
The Kerr book is another long time favorite! Most people grew up
with either the Ball Blue Book or the Kerr Home Canning Book on their
mother's cookbook shelf! Click on the link at left to see more information
and how to order it through Amazon.com for the best price!
Canning jars delivered to your doorstep and guaranteed!
Any size you need. Click on the links below
Making Jam? Need Pectin, but the local store is
Is your jam too runny? Pectin enables you to turn out
perfectly set jam every time. Made from natural apples, there are also
low-sugar pectins that allow you to reduce the sugar you add by almost
Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!
Home Canning Kits
This is the same 33 qt (total volume) type of standard canner
that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and
jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes
everything you need: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting
wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning,
the Ball Blue Book. You'll never need anything else except more jars and
* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner and "Ball Blue Book"
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble
freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.
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If you want only the canner, without the Ball Blue Book,
tongs, lid lifter, jar funnel and other supplies, click at left for more
If you have a glass or ceramic stove top, then flat bottomed
canners are generally recommended. Here's a good value on at 21 Quart
(total volume) one!
Canning Accessories Kit
Five-piece set: funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, jar
wrench, and tongs
Vinyl coating improves grip and prevents heat transfer
* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.
This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see
more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!
Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.
Need lids, rings and replacement jars? Or pectin to make jam,
spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes? Get them all here, and
usually at lower prices than your local store!
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