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Hi! I'm going to give canning a try this year. I've always wanted to, but never had the time till now. Are there any good books to help get me going, or any tips I may need to get going? idunno

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Crazy housewife with a tolerant husband, 1 daughter (rawr), 1 son, 1 westie, 2 german shepherds, 1 ragdoll cat, 1 RIR, 2 new hampshire reds, 6 Australorps, , 1 SLW, 2 barred rocks, 2 japanese bantams,  5 cochins, 3 polish, 6 Golden Comets, 5 buff brhamas, 5 EE, 2 speckled sussex, and 1 Rat named Lucky... LOVIN' LIFE!
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start by searching google. just type in canning tomatos, canning corn, whatever, and you can gather a bunch of info that way.

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post #3 of 9

The Ball Blue Book is considered a good basic book on canning. Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Blue-Book-of-Preserving/dp/0972753702

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Originally Posted by peeplessinNC 

The Ball Blue Book is considered a good basic book on canning. Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Blue-Book-of-Preserving/dp/0972753702


Yes, buy the BBB and keep it handy. I think it is just as quick to refer to the book than the internet. Once you familiarize yourself with the basic canning wheather it be water bath or pressure cooker, then you can venture outside the box. You will be glad you did it. It is rewarding. Hardly a day goes by here in my kitchen without popping a lid off a jar of something. Today is Speghetti sauce. Yesterday was beef stock and more.

There are a lot of canners on this forum to help with a variety of recipes and or questions you may have.

Join the canning club on BYC!

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Previously Henry'schickens.  DH, 2 DD's, 1 DS, a mutt dog, a german shepherd pup, 3 cats, 3 duckies and lost count on the chickens.  A pair of pilgrim geese. A  Bouron Red Tom. Love 'em all!!
 

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post #5 of 9

stop by your older neighbors home when she cans and help and then you will see it isn't all that complicated... at least that's what I did.

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I once had a duck who thought she was a chicken... or was it, I once had a chicken who thought she was a duck?

I am currently roo-less.
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post #6 of 9

Ball Blue Book is a great book for anyone who cans. Beginner to County Fair winner!

post #7 of 9

Ball's Blue Book. but get 2, 1 to use to look through and the other take the pages out of it and put into a binder with page protectors for when you are cooking and need to look at the recipe (makes for easy page cleaning). if i had done this to begin with i wouldn't have to buy the second book!

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1 corgi, 1 cat, and about 25 chickens! oh, and 1 husband going 'clucky'!
future project: bantam cuckoo faverolles and bantam ermine faverolles! LF silver laced and ermine faverolles too!
join us at the faverolles thread anytime! http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=268082&p=1
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post #8 of 9

Any of the Ball canning books you can find.

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Through time .. and space .. each faith .. and race.. let there be peace! http://www.peaceful-spirit.org/
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post #9 of 9

I agree Ball Blue Book....but..our extension office has several free booklets on canning..also at one time they gave canning workshops..you may want to check with yours.

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