Category Archives: Canning

Canning Pickled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of our favorite veggies and we usually eat it fresh. ┬áIt recently went on sale for less than $1 per pound so I decided to try pickling it. Here is the roughly 4 pounds of asparagus that … Continue reading

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Canning Homemade Salsa using a mix

  During one of our supermarket forays we found the above mix on sale. Since it was pretty inexpensive we figured it was worth a try at least. Sometimes these pre-made mixes turn out to be fantastic, some times they … Continue reading

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Canned Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Concentrate

After the huge success that was the strawberry lemonade concentrate we started to look around for other variations we could make and stumbled upon Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade concentrate. This version of the recipe is extremely simple. You need three cups … Continue reading

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Canning whole tomatoes

Our first few tomatoes have come out of the garden, and they’ve been absolutely wonderful! But, at present we do not have a huge overabundance of tomatoes coming in, that’ll likely occur in the next few weeks. That being said, … Continue reading

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When you make too much Light Syrup for fruit canning

So, I must admit that there are times when I get a little overexuberant when preparing Light Syrup for fruit canning. If you do this on a regular basis it can get quite wasteful. For example, this morning I made … Continue reading

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Canning: Making Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

This time of year in Arizona means an overabundance of early strawberries. Even though we have a limited patch here at the homestead it’s highly economical to buy large amounts of strawberries. Since we’d already dehydrated plenty, and currently have … Continue reading

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Canning Mandarin Oranges update

We finally opened up a pint of the Mandarin Oranges we’d canned back at the beginning of March. All the effort around removing the outer pith paid off! I may have taken a long time but the end results were … Continue reading

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Canning Mandarin Oranges

We love these “Cuties” Mandarin Oranges around our house. They went on sale at Sprouts so I decided to give canning them a go. We started out with 10 lbs of cuties (2 5 lb packages) And then we proceeded … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tools

We get a lot of questions about the kitchen tools we use. Rather than answer each and every person in a one off fashion we created a Kitchen Tools page to go along with the blog. http://www.theymightbehomesteading.com/p/kitchen-tools.html

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The value of Dehydrating and Canning foods!

I put together this little video to show folks what we do with our food dehydrators and canning equipment. We’ve found a way to use these effectively to make daily cooking as simple as possible!

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