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  • Cookbook review: ‘Foolproof Preserving’ shows science behind boiling water canning

    Preserve summer’s bounty with tips and recipes with this new canning book from America’s Test Kitchen


  • Two Washington deaths likely linked to botulism

    Health officials say two deaths in Washington state this month appear to be linked to botulism – apparently from home-canned foods.


  • Front Porch: Home canning’s delicious results worth the effort

    The first time I can remember ever eating homemade preserves of any sort was when I was in ninth grade and my friend’s Czechoslovakian grandmother served us some sort of …


  • Preserving today means treats later

    I can. By that I don’t mean I am able, capable or have permission to be or do something. I mean I put up preserves. My extended family marvels at …


  • Food preservation book moves beyond modern canning

    Tomatoes are ripening, trucks full of peaches are wending their way to farmers markets, and everywhere, home food preservation enthusiasts are working frantically in their steamy kitchens to put it …


  • Classes being offered on safely canning foods

    Ripening raspberries in my backyard never make it into the house, let alone into a canning jar. But since I’ve eaten myself silly on Yakima cherries from the farmers markets …


  • Canned foods can be enjoyed by those with health concerns

    Canning at home is still possible even if health problems have forced diet changes or cutting calories is a goal. Just don’t slash the sugar in great-grandma’s jam recipe and …


  • Tips will help preserve summer year-round

    Harvest is still awhile off for most things in my garden, but I’m already making plans. I’m eyeing eggplant chutney and pickled cantaloupe recipes, and testing fruit leathers on the …


  • Three recovering from botulism

    A serious case of botulism in Spokane has prompted warnings from food preservation experts and health officials to follow strict safety rules when canning vegetables at home. A nurse in …


  • Botulism blamed on improper home-canning

    A serious case of botulism in Spokane has prompted warnings from food preservation experts and health officials to follow strict safety rules when canning vegetables at home.


  • It’s not just the heat, it’s the acidity

    Poor tomatoes. Of all the fruits and vegetables put into canning jars, none is more controversial. When new research in the late 1980s and early 1990s required the USDA to …


  • Ancient art of pickling

    Looking for fame, strength and beauty? Try pickles. The practice of pickling foods is ancient. Archeologists say there is evidence that the Mesopotamians pickled in 2400 B.C., according to research …


  • Sweeter side of canning

    This is the fun part of canning class. Jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades and other spreads are easy and fun. They make great gifts and there are almost endless possibilities.


  • Before preserving vegetables, invest in a pressure canner

    It’s time to add a new piece of equipment to the canning pantry.


  • The fruits of summer’s labor

    Pulling back green leaves to find the perfect, plump apricot is my idea of fun. Better yet, I love helping a child reach the sun-kissed fruit high in the tree. …


  • Yes, we can

    Maybe you’re trying to save money. Perhaps offering your family wholesome foods you make yourself is a goal. Or, maybe those garden boxes you planted in the backyard are now …

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