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A New Video Series on Canning

Seasonal Recipes with a Twist!

How To Can Video Series on PBS

I just want to update you on the new canning video series I have going on over at Growing A Greener World TV. Each week, we release a short (under 2 minute) video featuring some of my canning secrets, tips and how-tos. The videos have a full post with printable recipe included. (And I love the catchy music we used with each one. Thanks to our TV director Carl for find the perfect fit here.)

I wanted these videos to be fun, informative and playful.

Each one covers one of the following:

  • Traditional basic canning recipes (dill pickles, jam, etc.)
  • Recipes with a twist (skipping the pectin, making wine salt and more)
  • Fun ways to use preserves (cocktails, sauces, dressings)

Here is a listing of videos we have released so far:


We spent 4 fun-filled days filming this series in late spring. Our TV production crew used FOUR high definition cameras and all their TV chops to make the videos awesome. I had cameras over head, in front, to the side and one that moved all around me while I canned. We got every angle of those jams, pickles and cocktails!

How to Can video series on PBS

Then we sat around and consumed the pickles, applesauce and of course the jam cocktails I was whipping up. A good time was had by all!

I wore a different vintage apron (from my massive collection) for each recipe. (In case you didn’t know, I love to wear aprons to cook, can and even garden. I scour flea markets and garage sales for the special one-of-a-kind versions.) Due to the high cuteness factor of the aprons, we decided to create a cover photo of each recipe featuring a different apron and the finished canned good.

How to Make Jam Cocktails


The weekly canning series continues through October – so be sure to check it out. And please share the videos on social media to help us get the word out!

Thanks and Happy Canning!

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.