Category Archives: canning

canner good, tattler no so much

The advice that was given to fix my steaming canner worked. An All American canner, 3M red pad, lightly clean the mating surfaces to get rid of all remaining hardened Vaseline, a good dose of Olive Oil as lubricant and … Continue reading

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Buy American!

Have an All American 915 canner.  This is a made in Wisconsin, all aluminum – milled out of a solid block of aluminum – canner.  No gaskets.  Heavy as hell, takes forever to cool.  and there is no way, no … Continue reading

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stocking up

This is a Rodale book from 1977 that was found for $2 in the thrift today.  Lots of good recipes, which never go out of style.  The opening talked about where and how to get some of the specialty canning … Continue reading

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enough said

 

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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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more soup and tattler lids

  Canned the rest of the ham and bean soup last night, with additional experimentation Left rear, single use lid, reused.  This had been a light seal that I was able to open with my thumbs resulting in no deforming … Continue reading

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tattler lids and bean soup

  Christmas Ham leads to bean soup!  and still experimenting with Tattler lids. Find they actually work a little differently than the single use metal lids, but it will take multiple uses before I’m totally confident with them! Starting from … Continue reading

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