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IANS – Reusing Canning Jars

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It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. ~ Mark Twain When George Gershwin composed the song It Ain’t Necessarily So, he was onto something. I’d love … Continue reading

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Expiration Dates

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I opened the last jar of the 2016 fermented pickles this morning, which got me thinking about expiration dates. The pickles were still crisp, juicy and had excellent flavor, despite being almost two years old. Obviously, the one-year expiration date … Continue reading

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When Canning Jars Won’t Seal

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Anyone who cans food has had the experience – you make your jam or jelly, or process fruits and vegetables, and one or more jars don’t seal. Frustrating but not unexpected. Canning is an organic, biological practice. It cannot be … Continue reading

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