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Canning!!!


I’ve been experimenting with canning more and more every year, and it’s really becoming a fun thing to look forward to. I still don’t have a pressure-canner, and it might be a good thing for my social life that I don’t!I found a few resources that are great, and I thought I’d share them here.

Ball has some great stuff in PDF format:

Harvesting and Fresh Preserving Guide (what’s in season, when, and where)
Weights & Measures Conversion Chart (how many pints in a quart, etc.)
Pectin Calculator

Also, some other stuff I ran across that’s helpful:
How to use honey in place of sugar in recipes
Recipe Conversion Calculator (to scale down/up your quantity from a recipe)
This year, the Pick Your Own.org website has been invaluable for recipes that use honey or white grape juice instead of processed sugar (which I won’t use!).

I’ve also learned that you can make straight pectin from tart under-ripe apples or crab apples. Here is a link to a recipes from the Oregon State University Extension Service, but I’ll admit that I have not used it myself yet.
Homemade pectin

Yum!


USDA Plant Hardiness Map – 2012

Seed catalogs are out, and garden-planning season is abound!
While crazy weather has been the norm lately, it’s still a good idea to plan for seasonal conditions, at least for now. ;)

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone MapĀ  – 2012