Home Canning Guide to Preparing Jars and Lids

With the ease of purchasing canned food home canning is not as popular as it used to be. However if you grow a garden it is wonderful to can the produce that is grown. There are so many different things that can be canned. There are steps to preparing the lids and jars that can make home canning much easier. First of all check the jars for nicks in the rim. If the jar has a nick in the rim it will not seal properly and the food could spoil. Be sure to check for cracks in the jar too. If it has a crack it will most likely break while being processed. Next wash the jars and sterilize them. It is important to use hot soapy water for the jars. Then rinse them in hot water. If you have a dishwasher, that is the best way to get them clean and be sure they are sterile. Once the jars […]

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