Preserving Green Beans by Pressure Canning

Green and Yellow beans are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Most bean plants are very prolific and you can expect to get a great harvest. Beans can be preserved by freezing or canning. A pressure canner is a must for canning beans. Green beans are considered a low-acid food so pressure canning helps limit the risk of botulism.

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Plum Jam THM-E

This is a great time of the year when orchard begin to give of their bounty. Plums are a delicious tart/sweet fruit and we enjoy them picked ripe from the trees. This Plum Jam features four kitchen staple ingredients and has a wonderful flavor. I use unflavored gelatin in almost all of the jams I make and they store very well. The jam will need to be refrigerated to thicken. This evening I found my teenage son eating the jam from the jar by the spoonfuls! That’s just how good it is.

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