Ask the Goats: Canning Kimchi?

Ask the Goats is a semi-regular Monday feature in which we, the goats, attempt to answer your food preservation questions. Got a question? Drop us a line at dorisandjilly@gmail.com.

Q. I would like to can kimchi so that it can be preserved without refrigeration and for longer periods. Is this possible? You have no […]

Three Ways to Preserve Greens

Based on your recent Google searches, I gather that I am not the only one drowning in beet greens, turnip greens, collar greens, chard, and kale. Earlier this week I went out to my garden and cut about 5 pounds of kale, turnip greens, and beet greens. This seemed like a manageable project. That’s when […]

Home Canning FAQ

The best part of any food preservation class (besides the food) is always the discussion. Usually, I have quick answers for a fairly regular set of questions about food poisoning, the physics of pressure cookers, storage, and the differences between jams, preserves, conserves, and compotes. But recently, I’ve started to hear some new ones. This […]

FRUIT: And so it begins.

Here in Philadelphia, summer seems to have come early. Most of my favorite New Jersey U-picks (which they insist on calling “Pick Your Own”) have opened, and the deluge of fruit has begun. Last weekend’s haul included 15 pounds of strawberries and about 20 pounds of sweet cherries. Sour cherries should be ready in a […]

Canning on the Hudson

I’m baaaaack! Posts on gardening, cooking, and canning soon to follow—but first, an announcement.

This June I’ll be offering a three-day, four-course sustainable food preservation workshop on the beautiful grounds of the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, June 4–6. We’ll do water-bath canning, pressure canning, picking, fermenting, dehydrating, and more, all with seasonal produce from […]

Jars and Lids

So many odds and ends have been piling up while I’ve been hiding my head under the snow (and an avalanche of manuscripts)!

First things first. The winner of the 4-oz jar of apple-carrot chutney is Ruth, a fellow canjammer. Check our her gorgeous Etsy site!

I also owe you guys an explanation about that interesting hexagonal […]

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