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How to: Canning for homemade products in glass jars

22 August 2017
Tags: canning, glass jars

For many years, people have been looking for ways to preserve food. One of the most effective ways of preserving food is canning, which reduces spoilage and allows foods to last longer. This method was discovered by Nicolas Appert, a French cook, who first used the basic packing, heating and sealing technique. This has been popular for home canners since John L. Mason created the first ever reusable jar (with a screw top lid) in the late 1850s. Later in 1915, the two-part canning lid that is familiar to many of us today was developed by Alexander H. Kerr.

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Take on a canning project this Autumn: Homemade Tomato Sauce

10 September 2015
Tags: canning

A growing number of parents are becoming health conscious, and making your own products at home is a great way to do something creative with your children, whilst making something delicious and healthy to eat. One such example is home-made tomato sauce, suitable as a pasta sauce or dip, which is easy to make, can and store. Here’s how:

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Pick your Pickle… the dos and don’ts of pickling

4 June 2015
Tags: pickling, jars, canning

If you’re looking to preserve summer vegetables, pickling is the way to go. It’s easy to do, and produces deep, rich flavours to transform boring vegetables into vibrant ingredients. Whether it’s to snack on or to add to a bland meal, it’s amazing what a combination of spices, sugar, salt and vinegar can do to bring out different, exciting flavours.

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