My mother has always canned the old fashion way. No that she had gone to a nursing home, I'm going to try my hand at it. Can you send me canning times for green beans in quarts jars.
Took a great course a few years back through Cornell Cooperative Ext. On canning meat. The main focus was on venison, but you could apply the same process to any type of meat. They cook us some samples they made in the previous years class at tue end of the course. Best venison I ever had! The canning process really tenderizes the meat and takes alot of the gameness out out it. Great for people who aren't big on the taste of game meat.Get the Blue Book of Canning. Pressure canning is faster and safer than water bath, depending on what you're putting up. I don't see that the Presto instruction booklet is available, but here is their information on-line:
And here is from the US Department of Agriculture:
USDA's Complete Guide to Home Canning As summer gardening season winds down, most of us are enjoying this year’s harvest – for some a surplus harvest. Don’t know what to do with all your tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, apples, pears, plums and grapes from your garden and fruit trees? Have you...www.nifa.usda.gov
Don't forget that canning meat is also an option. If the power goes out and the freezer stops running you still have protein available. We did that when we lived off-grid; canned everything.
We can a lot of our garden veggies. It's a pain to do, especially when the kitchen is hot already, but it is s-o-o satisfying to look at those cases of food. Kinda like having the Winter's firewood cut and stacked and you can sit back and say "I'm ready!"
The Ball “Blue book” is your best friend when in comes to canning! Also if your using a pressure canner ( strongly recommended) make sure all gaskets, seals, gauges are in proper working order. If you have ANY doubt about your old equipment, go buy new!My mother has always canned the old fashion way. No that she had gone to a nursing home, I'm going to try my hand at it. Can you send me canning times for green beans in quarts jars.