They Canned...So Can You and I


They Canned...So Can You and I

This site is dedicated to the preservation of recipes and directions for canning, freezing, and preserving food from years gone by. If your granny had the recipe...then share it.

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Why Not Host a Canning Camp? 7 Replies

Funny story...  Recently, I posted on Facebook how I would like to learn to can this summer and got so many comments back from friends that I had an idea. Why not host a Canning Camp? We were lucky…Continue

Started by Stephenie Walker. Last reply by Deborah Harvey Apr 14, 2015.


I actually bought one of those new Terro fruit fly traps, they play with it and I hope it works. The trap is shaped like a ball, you put the bait within and they are supposed to go into the trap and…Continue

Started by Jan Page. Last reply by karla schritter COz5 Hi-desert Oct 2, 2012.

Pickles and Relish 8 Replies

Just finished canning 5 pints of Zucchini Relish and 7 pints of Spicy Kosher Dill Pickles! …Continue

Started by Maria Lynn Cook Hanson. Last reply by Jan Page Aug 19, 2012.

I am a noobie any suggestions? 11 Replies

I am new to canning.  I remember my grandma canning when I was a kid, my mother also tried to jar up some jelly (good jelly but she used wax to seal them so they didnt keep that long).  I have looked…Continue

Started by Cassandra Williams zone 5 Mi. Last reply by Donna H 5-6/CT May 19, 2012.

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Comment by Lisa Dent on May 18, 2012 at 9:42pm

Has anyone made mullberry jelly? I have just started canning, I normally freeze things or short can in the refrigerator, but my mullberry tree is full this year.

Comment by Wendy Hime on April 4, 2012 at 8:01pm
Anyone canned lentils? We have a yummy Indian dal that we want to can.
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on April 2, 2012 at 8:58pm

Yes, we started canning last year.


Comment by Kay Zone9a/TX on April 2, 2012 at 8:38pm

I agree Robin.  With the way prices are rising, and the GMO in the foods today, not only is it more cost effective, it is also healthier. 

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on April 2, 2012 at 8:32pm

Canning is becoming a necessity.

Comment by Kay Zone9a/TX on April 2, 2012 at 11:05am

I have not canned since I was a little girl, along side my mother.  She canned everything, tomatoes, zuccini, pears, peaches, all summer long.. oh what a drag for a little girl who wanted to be outside playing!

 I swore I would never ever become a canner, but here I am some decades later begging hubby for a big pressure cooker so we can get started!!  LOL my how times have changed! :D 

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on September 12, 2011 at 11:44pm
If you don't want to start making wine with the concords, you can check locally to see if there are any home brewers around that would put it to good use. When I get home I have to check to see if my grapes are ready or if the critters got to them first :) For the past 10 yrs I've just been letting the critters feed on them because I had no clue what to do with them besides eat them raw.
Comment by Joan weed, Z5, VT on September 12, 2011 at 7:05pm
Oh Jan wish I was close enough--I'd take them off your hands.  I cook them down, make some jelly but any leftover juice goes into the freezer. It is so delish in winter.  You can dilute it quite a bit after thawing too. I served this to an English friend and she was enthralled--having never had Concord grape juice before. She searched for it and finally found Welch's in Harrod's. Now it's more available she says.
Comment by Jan Page on September 12, 2011 at 4:22pm
Does anyone here have a use for concord grapes other then canning the juice and making jelly or jam??... I have a bumper crop and probably need to just give them away after I make a few qts.  of juice.
Comment by Kristi Emanuelson z5 CO on August 19, 2011 at 10:00am
Gayle... There is a recipe for large cukes... called Wedding Ring pickles. My mom used to make them when the hidden cukes were found and were too big for regular pickles.  You can do an internet search for Wedding ring pickles.

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