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LH 11: Staying Safe With Water Bath Canning

Welcome to Episode #11 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

In this episode I answer a listener question about water bath canning.

You learn:

  • Which foods are safe for water bath canning
  • Why certain pH rules eliminate the risk of botulism
  • Why today’s tomatoes are different from our Grandmother’s era
  • The crucial must-follow step for water bath canning tomatoes
  • The science behind some canning techniques
  • Why there are discrepancies over water levels in some recipes
  • The key reasons for elevating your jars in the water bath
  • My in-a-pinch trick to create a water bath rack for your canning jars

Related Links:

Water Bath Canning Basics


Click here for the full transcript for Episode #11


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

It’s like an audio “about” page for the podcast.

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Tell Me…

One of my favorite things to make in the water bath is low sugar peach jam with our farmstead peaches.

It is pure heaven in a jar!

How about you?

What is your favorite thing to make in a water bath?

I’d love to hear!

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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.