CS-036: Pickled Foods | Interview with Expert from University of Alaska

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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 from the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Roxie happens to be the creator of one of the three must-have canning resources I talked about in Episode 31, Three Must-Haves for Home Canners. 

Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. 

John's Must-Have Resources Mentioned in Today's Show

Things we Talk about in Today's Show

  • So Easy to Preserve - What can I can?
  • Does it matter what kind of vinegar I use in my home canning?
  • The difference in salts.
  • Canning pickles, salsas, vegetables.
  • Ideas for the novice to start pickling.
  • Ways the experienced canner can get creative with pickling.
  • Pickling meats, eggs, and fish.

Links Mentioned in Today's Show (Affiliate links)--

Hilton Hotels - My favorite hotel chain. 

Canner I use:  Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner (Amazon)

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Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. 

I also walk you through listener questions, something I really enjoy receiving.

John's Must-Have Resources Mentioned in Today's Show

Listener Questions Answered in Today's Show

  • Does it matter what kind of vinegar I use in my home canning?
  • Do I have to sterilze my jars when home canning?

Links Mentioned in Today's Show (Affiliate links)--

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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 much more rewarding if you just take a bit of time upfront to think through the options. 

Here's some things you could make with your cherries this year --

  • Cherry Almond Jam
  • Cherries for baking / Pie filling
  • Canned cherries
  • Plain cherry jam
  • Cherries mixed with other fruits
  • Cherry sauce for Danish or ice cream
  • Cherry vanilla preserves
  • Cherries for yogurt

For me, this was my first time canning cherries. Since I love cherry yogurt so much, but don't want all the added sugar and corn syrup that comes with commericially prepared varieties, I decided to make my own cherries for adding to plain yogurt   I've already tasted it and it's great! 

Want to make your own homemade yogurt to go with your cherries?  See CS-029, Make Your Own Yogurt at Home to learn more.

I spent the 4th of July in Norway.  It's such a beautiful country I call it the Land of Once Upon a Time.  While there I also learned of some interesting canning and food traditions I share in today's show.

As a reminder, this podcast relies heavily on information and expertise provided by the USDA (link is external), the National Center for Food Preservation (link is external), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (link is external) and the Ball Blue Book of Preserving.

Blue Book Guide to Preserving  (Amazon affilate link)

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Whether a novice or seasoned in the art of home canning, all will benefit from this week's show.  I introduce you to three of my must-have, go-to resources I rely on for my own home canning and food preservation efforts. 

Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. 

I also walk you through listener questions, something I really enjoy receiving.

John's Must-Have Resources Mentioned in Today's Show

Listener Questions Answered in Today's Show

  • Does it matter what kind of vinegar I use in my home canning?

- See more at: http://canningseason.com/blog/cs-031-must-have-resources-your-best-home-...

Whether a novice or seasoned in the art of home canning, all will benefit from this week's show.  I introduce you to three of my must-have, go-to resources I rely on for my own home canning and food preservation efforts. 

Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. 

I also walk you through listener questions, something I really enjoy receiving.

John's Must-Have Resources Mentioned in Today's Show

Listener Questions Answered in Today's Show

  • Does it matter what kind of vinegar I use in my home canning?

- See more at: http://canningseason.com/blog/cs-031-must-have-resources-your-best-home-...

Whether a novice or seasoned in the art of home canning, all will benefit from this week's show.  I introduce you to three of my must-have, go-to resources I rely on for my own home canning and food preservation efforts. 

Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. 

I also walk you through listener questions, something I really enjoy receiving.

John's Must-Have Resources Mentioned in Today's Show

Listener Questions Answered in Today's Show

  • Does it matter what kind of vinegar I use in my home canning?

- See more at: http://canningseason.com/blog/cs-031-must-have-resources-your-best-home-...

Whether a novice or seasoned in the art of home canning, all will benefit from this week's show.  I introduce you to three of my must-have, go-to resources I rely on for my own home canning and food preservation efforts. 

Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. 

I also walk you through listener questions, something I really enjoy receiving.

John's Must-Have Resources Mentioned in Today's Show

Listener Questions Answered in Today's Show

  • Does it matter what kind of vinegar I use in my home canning?

- See more at: http://canningseason.com/blog/cs-031-must-have-resources-your-best-home-...

you through listener questions, something I really enjoy rece - See more at: http://canningseason.com/blog/cs-031-must-have-resources-your-best-home-...
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