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The Updated Ball Blue Book®

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The Updated Ball Bue Book - LivingHomegrown.com

The Updated Ball Bue Book - LivingHomegrown.com

If you are a seasoned canner, then chances are you are familiar with the Ball Blue Book®.

And if you are new to canning, this is a resource you may want to familiarize yourself with.

It’s nothing mysterious.

The Ball Blue Book® is just a canning book with over 500 recipes.

It is considered by some to be the only book you need on canning.

Although I wouldn’t go as far as saying THAT…

I do feel the Blue Book is an excellent resource for canners – especially if you are just starting out.

It was recently completely revised and released the end of 2014. (Edition 37 is the latest version)

This is just a quick post to give you the low down on this popular canning guide.

ALSO…in celebration of canning season, I’m giving away a FREE copy of this latest edition. (Details below)

Whoot!

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Clear Jel vs. Sure Jell in Canning

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Clear Jel® and Sure Jell® are trade names of two products used in canning in two VERY different ways. But because their names are so similar, there is often...

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Why Canning Yields Vary

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Why Canned Pumpkin Puree is a No No

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I get asked about canning pumpkin every October. Fall is in the air. We are gearing up to carve pumpkins for Halloween and the idea of warm pumpkin pie...

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How to Use a Steam Juicer

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For the last 23 years, I preserved small to average sized crops because I grow much of my food on just 1/10th of an acre. Oh sure – occasionally,...

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New Smooth-Sided Canning Jars

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I don’t know about you, but I hate how most canning jars make it impossible to easily label the side of the jar. There are so many bumps, logos...

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New Changes in Canning Lid Procedures?

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In August 2014, Jarden, (the company that manufactures all Ball Canning Jars and lids), very casually mentioned that they completely changed the recommendations when using their canning jar lids. No...

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Cheap and Free Produce for Canning

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Although I try to pack a lot into my backyard, I have extremely limited space for growing produce. On just 1/10th of an acre, I have 5 apple trees...

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Adjusting Your Canning For Altitude

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I live one mile from the beach in Southern California. When I water bath can at home, I’m at sea level. So, I just follow the recipe and I’m good...

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