Canning Corner

Hosted by Tess Geer
Group active since Sun, Mar 28, 2010

Jams, jellies, salsas, pickles, broths, syrups etc etc etc! Lovers of canning share your favorite recipes and canning tips here! Our mission is to help folks everywhere overcome the dreaded malady FOC...Fear Of Canning! Many sufferers have been cured thanks to Canning Corner. We are the best!

canning tomatoes & onions

By Melissa Ann Carpenter
Wednesday at 8:41 PM
I'm looking for a tried & true recipe for hot water bath canning whole tomatoes & onions. All I can find online are recipes including peppers. I don't know enuf about canning to know if i can just omit the peppers & use the same processing time of 10-15 minutes.
I've made them b4 but it's been years & I must have thrown out my recipe :(

Problems with powdered pectin?

By Kat Strickland
Monday, August 24 at 8:23 PM
My first two batches of red and white Muscadine Grape Jam turned out perfect...but I ran out of liquid pectin, so I had a couple boxes of powdered pectin and decided to use them...well, same recipe, runny jam...actually almost like syrup! Is it just a fluke??? Any opinions???


By shawn eide
Monday, August 24 at 5:09 PM
Friend. Just gave me some wild cranberries, how can I make cranberry sauce? Thank you.

Stewed tomatoes

By Jenae Vitamvas-Dyer
Aug 21, 2015
I was just wondering can I use a water bath technique to can stewed tomatoes? Recipes I found online say it's best to use a pressure cooker when canning stewed tomatoes. As of right now I do not have a pressure cooker and have always use the water bath technique when canning salsas, pasta sauce, Pizza and taco sauce. Your suggestions and help are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

HELP! Turnip Pickles?

By Sherry Blizzard
Aug 1, 2015
I need a turnip pickle recipe if anyone has one. Thanks :)

Jam Day - Raspberries!

By Brad Nichols
Jul 26, 2015
Yesterday I completed the annual 6 hour 'pilgrimage' that is known as 'Jam Day' at our house. I harvested about 25 cups of raspberries from the plants on our property, and then made 2 batches of homemade jam.. I may have to do another pass next week and make one more batch as the demand from friends and family looks like it will burn through the 22 half-pints I got from this harvest before Labor Day!

Here is my recipe in case anyone is interested - this comes out consistently well, uses half the regular amount of sugar and makes a full 12 half-pint jars.

Classic Homemade Raspberry Jam

Fireweed Jelly

By Sherry Blizzard
Jul 25, 2015
All-day-long! I just finished putting up Fireweed Jelly. I didn't want to do it because it is so much work. But it is my brother and my cousin's husband's favorite so I felt I had to. My cousin and her husband is coming to visit and I haven't made it in a few years. First of have to pick the fireweed blossoms...that takes about 1 1/2 hours to get 8 cups. have to pick the blossoms from the stems....another 3 hours (at least)...then you have to get the idea. Then boil it on the stove with 4 1/2 cups of water....then strain through a jelly strainer. Then heat again...add pectin, boil....add sugar....boil...pour into sterilized jars, and hot water bath. Oh yea....only about 8 hours worth of work! No wonder I only do this every so many years. I am only doing this for my brother and my cousin's husband. It is so much easier to make raspberry or blueberry or strawberry rhubarb jam! My brother actually hides this jelly from visitors because he is not willing to share it.

Fireweed is a WEED! It grows in the Northwest and is very pretty, but it makes a delicious jelly.. The story is...when the blooms reach the top of the plant, summer is over. Needless to say, I am always sad when I see Fireweed start to bloom and I pay close attention to where the blooms are.

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What to do with all those Cukes or Zucchini?

By Brad Nichols
Jul 19, 2015
Hi Friends,

I heard from Eddie yesterday that he was a bit overwhelmed with his cucumber crop, and was looking for some good recipes. That reminded me of the garden days when I was a kid where, about this time of year, we had more zucchini than three families could ever find a use for!

So.. I dug up and posted my mom's recipe for homemade green relish - works equally well with Zucchini or Cucumbers.

Hopefully it will be of use to some of you who are looking at a bumper crop and wondering what to do with it all! Enjoy!!

Home Style Zucchini Relish