Welcome to the Canning Season website and podcast.  I'm John Gavin and I set up this site to pass on information and, hopefully, create a sense of... Read more
Every so often I'll be putting out a list of articles I've found to be interesting and worth sharing. These articles will range from growers recommendations, gardening, canning, recipes, tips, tricks, and other information... Read more
Wow, is the Canning Season in full swing!  Just made some nice pickles about a week ago.  I wonder what I'll put-up this weekend ... ??? Every so... Read more
For all your hard work home canning this year, don't you think you deserve a break - and a treat?  Today I give you both as I introduce you to the... Read more
In home canning as well as in life, we sometimes get off our game; some call it "losing our mojo".  You know that feeling:  Things aren't quite right, we... Read more
John's Kosher Dill Pickles
Knowing how to safely pickle foods is one of the foundation skills used by home canners worldwide.  In today's episode we are joined by Roxie Dinstel... Read more
Home Canning Cherries
The cherries are in!  Will you be home canning cherries this year?  If so, what do you plan to make?  With so many choices, you'll find the effort so... Read more
Strawberries Fresh From the Farm
No matter how long we've been cooking or home canning, there's always something new to learn.  Today's session lists the 10 things I learned when... Read more
Image of Botulism Toxin, Source: Centers for Disease Control
Today's session provides a great review on preventing botulism and food poisoning. With the new growing season underway, timing is perfect for home... Read more
Two Generations of Tomatoes Come Together
After having failed in my efforts at growing tomatoes from seed this year, I went out and bought some starter plants locally which I planted this weekend... Read more
Troops from 290th Regiment of 75th Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge, January 1945
In this Memorial Day special, I get to interview a dear friend who served and fought as a member of the US Army in World War II.  My friend, Howard Rosov... Read more
Pint of Pickled Beets - $9.99
Check this out - $9.99 for just one pint-sized jar of pickled carrots or beets. They're promoted as made in Minnesota (which does make me feel kinda bad... Read more