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Demystifying Weck Jars

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Over on my podcast this week, I answered a listener question about Weck® jars.

Now, I do not normally cover things that are not approved by the USDA guidelines for canning, but…

In this blog post I explain:

  • What it it means to NOT be USDA approved for canning
  • The 4 components of a Weck jar
  • A brief overview of how Weck jars work
  • The pros and cons of Weck jars vs. our standard jars like Ball® or Kerr®

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Perfectly Pickled Asparagus – Say That 10 Times, FAST!

Okay – I am rolling out the spring recipes! My farmer’s market had beautiful asparagus this week, so I indulged and whipped up a batch of perfectly pickled asparagus....

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5 Essential Steps To Take Before Canning

Preparing for Canning Season: Spring is here and the farmer’s markets are starting to get exciting!  No matter where you live or what stage of spring you are looking...

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Three Lemony Ways to Infuse Vodka

“When life gives you organic lemons, make infused vodka!” Oh Baby! It’s fast and it’s easy. Infused vodka makes killer martinis or takes a simple vodka tonic to a...

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Rhubarb Means Spring!

Rhubarb is a delicious spring vegetable that has some very unusual qualities. When its not in season, you can sometimes find it in the frozen section of the supermarket....

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3 Very Common Canning Questions

Canning 101 Q & A: As more people are learning how to can, I get a lot of Canning 101 type questions over on my Canning Blog at Growing...

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Pickling Salt vs. Other Salts in Canning

A few weeks ago, I taught a canning seminar at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and several people asked me about pickling salt. They wanted to know about Pickling Salt’s:...

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Why Remove Rings From Canning Jars?

I’m sure you are familiar with the standard 2-piece canning jar lids. The flat lid sits on top of the jar and the ring tightens around it holding the...

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A New Video Series on Canning

Seasonal Recipes with a Twist! I just want to update you on the new canning video series I have going on over at Growing A Greener World TV. Each...

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