Earlier this summer, the nice folks over at Storey Publishing sent me a copy of Serri Brooks Vinton’s Put ‘Em Up. Sometimes, when I sit on a review copy, it’s because I’m trying to decide what, if anything, to say (on the theory of “If you can’t say something nice….”). But that’s not what happened […]
Ask the Goats is a weekly feature in which we, the goats, attempt to answer your questions about growing, making, eating, and preserving food. Got a question? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When you have a boiling-water bath recipe, how much do you adjust the processing time for different size jars? Most jam […]
With the gorgeous fall weather we’ve been having, shouldn’t the chutney get to go outside, too? Having simmered on the stove for more than two hours, I thought it deserved a moment of sunshine before being banished to a dark corner of the basement. Next time it sees the light of day it will be […]
Ask the Goats is a weekly feature in which we answer your food-preservation questions. It usually appears on Mondays, but, being the day after Labor Day, we’re considering today Monday-ish. Send us your questions at email@example.com.
Q. We have canned peaches and jam that have been in our attic for over 20 years. The seals are […]
For the August canjam, I made what I made almost exactly a year ago today: salsa verde. And because I am creature of habit, I’ll say pretty much what I said in last year’s post: there are shockingly few published instructions available for canning tomatillos. Most of these recipes treat tomatillos like tomatoes, adding acid, […]
This adorable little book and matching DVD arrived through my mailslot this week, thanks to the kind people at Voyaguer Press. The author, Ana Micka, calls herself “The Fresh Girl,” but all that I can tell you about her is that she’s based in Minnesota—her blog appears to be defunct. The book itself is chipper, […]
A note from the goats: This blog used to have a weekly feature called “Ask the Goats.” At the time, most of our readers were people we knew in real life, and we quickly ran out of questions. Since then, our audience has grown, and we’re now getting a steady stream of questions on Twitter, […]
Yes, yes, yes, I know. The tomato can jam entries should be posted next week, not this. Consider this post a safety intervention.
The most important thing to consider when you’re canning is whether your item is a high-acid or low-acid food. Most food-born pathogens, including yeasts, molds, and most bacteria, can be killed at 212°F. […]