Of Course You Can
Home cooks are embracing the DIY mentality when it comes to saving food these days. But what's the difference between canning and pickling?
Canning is a method of preserving foods by packing them into air-tight containers and then heating them to kill the organisms that would cause spoilage. Home canning is usually done using mason jars in either a water bath or pressure canning method. We like this Intro to Canning guide from Ball Jars which details the two methods. Canned goods can last in the pantry up to one year.
Pickling is a method of preserving foods by marinating and storing them in an acidic solution, usually vinegar. In our latest video, Shelley shows the technique of a quick pickle, which produces flavorful pickles in just a few hours.
|How to Quick Pickle|
Jam with our Kits
We're making jamming and pickling even easier with our helpful kits.
Grow your own strawberries and preserve them with our Strawberry Jam Set, which includes 3 pots, 9 labels, a screw cap, packet of strawberry seeds with instructions and a metal marker. Also included is the recipe for the company's favorite jam. It's a great gift idea - give your homemade jam as a present to your family and friends!
Stick to savory with our Victory Garden Pickle Kit. This kit makes 16 pints of pickles in four different flavors: Bread & Butter, Kosher Dill, Polish Dill and Sweet Pickles. Also included in the kit are removable decorative labels, pickle seed packet, and template for making lid covers. Get easy and tasty pickles in just 24 hours!