Canning, Preserving Tips
Home canning is a great way to preserve your favorite fruit, whether it’s from the farmers’ market or your own backyard. Just about any fruit can be canned.
Here are some tips to help you make your canning experience successful:
* Choose fresh, ripe, firm fruits. Underripe apples, for example, will make hard, sour slices, while overripe apples will be mushy and bland.
* To ensure even cooking, sort fruits for size and ripeness. If slicing fruits, slice evenly.
* Rinse and clean fruit thoroughly, as dirt can harbor bacteria.
* To remove the skin from peaches, dip them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon and immediately dip them into cold water. Slip off the skins.
* To keep apple slices from browning, put them into water containing ascorbic acid until you’re ready to use them.
Get more canning tips and recipes, as well as Mrs. Wages Home Canning Guide, at www.mrswages.com.
Steak Fajitas Recipe
The steak for these fajitas can be marinated overnight and cooked the next day, making a quick supper. Serve them with beans and rice to round out the meal
White Chicken Chili Recipe
This chicken chili, made in a slow cooker, calls for cream cheese and half-and-half for delightful creaminess, and is guaranteed to warm the body and soul.
Turkey Meatballs Recipe
These meatballs, made with ground turkey, are cooked and then simmered in a cream sauce. Serve them over pasta, alongside green beans and garlic bread.