Friday, August 25, 2017

Pressure Canning Corn

Just a kinda quick video of me trying to pressure can corn. Its clear I am no expert. Tho I did have fun, and the corn looks great.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Canning Crushed Tomatoes | Water Bath

Canning Crushed Tomatoes | Water Bath

I tend to can more crushed tomatoes than tomato sauce as you need fewer tomatoes and the cook time isn't nearly as long. If I need to thicken them up for a recipe then I simply add a bit of paste. I do still can my own sauce, though. Just not as much as in the past. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Canning Pickles, Gardening, and Ammo up!

Canning some bread and butter pickles from cucumbers grown right here on the farm. Also a brief discussion about ammo and gardening.

Canning: The Basics

The basics of canning at home. Do you like preserving and canning at home? Did you know that there are two types of canning methods and that it changes depending on the food items you are working with? Watch this video to learn more. Transcript:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Canning Home Grown Peaches

Cold packing peaches success - a jar cracked but we dealt with it and moved on. The jars filled with peaches were boiled for 30 minutes.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

modular aquaponics systems

Modular aquaponics systems are making aquaponics accessible to universities, small business, and individuals who want to provide real value in the form of organic fish and vegetables to communities and their families. Plug-and-Play aquaponics systems allow people to set-up abundant food-producing aquaponics farms in their backyard or even indoors. Indoor aquaponics is a growing trend. The AquaUrban Aquaponics System is an example of a modular aquaponics system designed for configurable home use.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Canning Ground Beef and Cubed Beef

Live vanning with TheSheCheg, also starring a cameo by Afroprepper. Please observe caution and sanitation. Always always always read the directions in your ball canning book and don't forget to check your canning guide for the appropriate pressure for the altitude at which you live. Be cautious - but don't be scared! I know a LOT of you already know how to do this but some of you don't - this is just a little guide for people who are just starting like ME! utensils: pressure canner jar lifter magnetic lifter kitchen towels canning jars/lids/caps ingredients ground beef -- pre cooked beef - cubed to 1/2 inch salt pepper or red chili flake beef broth wet kitchen towels for wiping lip pints 75 minutes quarts 90 minutes start time after you hit the proper amount of pressure for your altitude. Happy Canning!

Pressure Canning Pork Chops and Hamburger Patties with Cream Soups

Ready to try something new? Some people think you can't can meats with cream soups but as long as you pressure can them for at least 90 minutes and they seal they are fine and very delicious. This is an old video that I had music too and I removed the music to meet YouTube's rules and am reposting it. The only thing we did not like was the canned ground beef by itself. The texture is very different and my family didn't like it. A lot of people do but we didn't. I won't can that again but I will can pork chops and hamburger patties in cream of mushroom soup over and over again.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Canning Raw Meat with a Pressure Cooker

We canned 10 pint jars of raw ground beef. It took 11 minutes to steam, 8 minutes to jiggle, then the standard 75 minutes. 40 minutes to cool down.

We had test-canned two jars the previous month. We opened one a couple of days and it tasted great! Very moist and tasty; way better than fresh meat fried on the stove!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pickled Beets - No Cooking Required

No cooking means more vitamins. These pickled beets are RAW and sweetened with dates and CRUNCHY. If you are used to really sweet beets double the dates or add a tablespoon of your FAV sweetener. They are ready to eat in 24 hours and keep getting better for the next 5 days.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Canning Venison Part 3

The Backwoodsman's Institute presents: Canning Venison this is a 3 part video where Scott shows how to preserve the deer that you harvested and have it in a "quick make" status. He will also go over the equipment needed and how to make sure you canned properly.

Whole Chicken in a Can | Ashens

It's a whole chicken! In a big tin! It's probably even worse than you think!

Big thanks to the donator who paid a small fortune to have this sent over.

(I feel I should have written "tin" in the title but the food's American so we'll go with can.)

Canning Beets On The Hobby Farm

Join my wife and myself on our adventure of building our little homestead farm in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Watch as we establish a garden, orchard, build our home, install solar panels and windmill, apiary, raise rabbits, ducks, chickens, geese and goats. Learn with us as we explore pasture management and forest management, and join me as I build a tree house in the timber upon my mountain.

how to can squash and zuccini

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Canning Venison

Using sausage spices and Taco seasoning to can venison.

Canning Dry Ground water, no beef base, just ground beef canned!!

All photos in this slideshow video are copyright protected to the FoodPrepping Channel and have not come from anyone else other than my camera or camcorder.

Canning ground beef wasn't so good when you had to add water, beef base, or something else to give it a better taste or consistency. I want to thank Katzcradul and 255Sage for introducing us canners to this method. It is so simple and easy that I will never can ground beef any other way. All you have to do is just fry your ground beef until it is no longer any pink left in the meat, then drain it and add it to your jars. Just make sure you do pack it in pretty well and pressure can it for 75 minutes for pints and 90 minutes for quarts. I use a 23 Quart Presto Canner to pressure can any of my food preps. Canning and storing ground beef is an awesome thing to do. Once you have it canned then you can use it when you are in a hurry one night and just make taco's, manwich, spaghetti, lasagna, any recipe that calls for ground beef. Try it, I know you will like it and if you like this video please give me a "Thumbs Up" and subscribe to my channel!!

Canning Chicken and Wild Rice soup

Canning with the ladies! Chicken and Wild Rice soup, a year round savoury soup with tons of fresh veggies, tender chicken and wild rice. Canning is hard work turned fun with friends!
Chicken (white breast meat cut in chunks)
butternut squash
white onion
wild rice
chicken bullion
cinnamon (a touch)
all purpose seasoning
red pepper flakes
quarts, 90min @ 10 #s of pressure ( am at 100 ft alt. )
pints 75 min @ 10 #s of pressure

canning beets 11 of 11

Homesteading living well on half an acre canning beets with Rodney VanAlstine on Shepherds Path Farm.

Canning Pork Patties

Here's how I canned pork patties. This is the same recipe as the Quebec Pork Meatballs except the spices were omitted and they were shaped into patties. If you would like to see how they can be used in a meal, watch my video "Pork Patty Dinner from Food Storage".

Canning beets 3 outside

This is the outside work. The next video will be the inside video making the brine and putting the beets in the jars.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Canned Deer Meat Part 1

How to use cook deer meat and make it taste like beef without over doing spices and cooking the meat to death. A great family recipe, Hunter's Dinner, has been passed down for generations in my family. K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid, this recipe is simple with complex flavor. I am no Chef, but this is wonderful.

Be sure to leave a comment...... Thanks Jason

First Time Dry Canning Hamburger


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Red Wine Pickled Beets Recipe

I'd been meaning to can for a while. My hesitation wasn't that I was intimidated by the process as much as trying to manage it along with filming a video and taking photos. Even the simplest recipe becomes complex once you add on the "food blogging" factor.

When my friends at Whole Foods Market asked for a recipe, this was the perfect time to start! I modified a recipe I got from my friend Michael and the book he lent me, the Preservation Kitchen. Funny thing, I met Michael over Instagram because of, well, food photos. Go figure.

I want to make one important note here. I fudged on filling these jars up enough so don't do as I do in this scenario. Make sure you see the note below on proper head space.

3 Pounds Golden Beets

2 Cups Red Wine Vinegar (at least 5% acidity)

1 Cup Red Wines

½ Cup Water

⅓ Cup Honey

⅓ Cup Brown Sugar (packed)

1 Tablespoon Sea Salt

2 Teaspoons Black Peppercorns

8 Sprigs Thyme

4 Sprigs Rosemary

1. Canning has a lot of moving parts. But something that can really take the pressure off is the order in which you do things. It saves a lot of time. To start, let's get your pot, fitted with a canning rack, filled with water. Then bring it to a low simmer.

2. While the water heating up, we are gonna get our beet on. Roast the 3 pounds of golden beets (with some olive oil and sea salt) covered, bake at 400 degrees for an hour until tender. Remove them from the oven and once they are cool, rub off the skins. Then cut the beets into 1/4-inch wedges and weigh out 2 1/2 pounds to pickle; eat the rest. #nomnom

3. As the beets are roasting, prepare the brine. In a small sauce pot add the following: 2 cups red wine vinegar (5% acidity), 1 cup red wine, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup honey (sorwy vegans!), 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon sea salt. Bring it to a boil and then keep it warm.

4. The water should be ready to prepare the jars. Set 4 pint jars on the canning rack. Leave the jars there until you are ready to fill them but don't let the water get above a very low simmer. Keeping the jars warm prevents them from breaking when you fill them with hot fluids. Why does that sound dirty?

5. Take a small bowl and fill it with some of the hot water from the pot with the jars. Let it cool just a bit and then add the jar lids. This will soften up the rubber on the lids and better the seal. Also, you shouldn't reuse lids as this can lead to insecure seals.

6. While the lids warm, remove the jars from the pot. Before packing them with beets and the brine, add the following to each jar: 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, 2 thyme sprigs, and 1 rosemary sprig.

7. Now pack the jars with the beets and fill with brine, leaving 1/2 inch of space from the rim. As you will notice in the final photos, I did not get this totally right. If there is too much air space between the food and the lid, a discoloration in the top of the product may result. #doasIsay

8. Seal the jars with a warmed lid. When screwing on the canning ring, you want it to be snug but not over tightened. Don't go all Hulk on it.

9. Now let's process the jars. Add them back to the pot, placing them on the canning rack. Add enough water so the jars are covered by at least 1″ of water. Bring it to a boil and then start the timer. Let them process for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, turn off the heat and let them cool for a few minutes in the bath before removing.

10. Remove them using a jar lifter, being careful not to tip the jars, and to then just set them out on a counter to fully cool. You know they are sealed when the top pops and you can no longer press down the indentation. But you can remove the jar ring and check the seal yourself, you should be able to hold the jar by the lid.

NOTE: For longer storage, store them without the rings...this prevents rust.

"Canned Venison"- How To

The only thing better at DEER CAMP than multiple deer hanging, is "Canned Venison."



Tips for Water-Bath Canning For Dummies

Water-bath canning is the easiest method for preserving high-acid foods like fruits, tomatoes, and pickled vegetables. This how-to video gives you a quick overview of the water-bath canning process and tips that will have you preserving your own healthful fruits and vegetables in no time.

Canning Ultimate Venison Stew AKA Hunters Stew

Canning some great tasting venison stew!

Recipe: Hunters Stew

3lb venison or beef cut into 1-2 inch cubes

4-6 strips bacon

1/4 cup Wocestershire sauce

1/2 T. garlic salt ( we used minced garlic)

2 tsp black pepper

3 cans Golden Mushroom Soup

3 pkgs Onion soup mix

4 cups water

6-8 lbs potatoes cut roughly in chunks

4 med onions

4-5 lbs carrots cut into 3-4 inch lengths or rough chunks

1/2 cup butter

8oz fresh mushrooms cut in half

Place venison in a large pot or roaster. Spread bacon pieces over the meat. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and pepper. Add golden mushroom soup, onion soup mix, and 4 cups water. Cook over med high heat until it comes to a boil stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, onions, and carrots. Cook on med to high for 45 min to an hour or until potatoes are tender enough to put a fork into them. In separate skillet, melt butter and sauté mushrooms . Add the entire contents of skillet into the stew pot. Continue to cook on low heat stirring occasionally for 30 mins. Serve with hot bisquits, toast or a side of rice!

Or if ya intend to can it like we did just combine all the ingredients into a large pot and just warm until well combined and fill your jars leaving an inch headspace and place in your pressure canner with a couple inches of water and process for 90 mins on 10lbs of pressure!

Hope you will give it a try and let us know if you like it!

The original recipe came from the NAHC Wild Game Cookbook and this particular recipe was given by Howard T. Martin from Eay Galle, WI

Canning venison chilli cooking all day.wmv

Spent the day canning this venison chilli. Had to take a couple breaks. So it took all day. Will be canning some more tomorrow. Ended up with 39 pt. today.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Canning ground beef in a pressure canner Canning ground beef is easy and it makes cooking last minute meals a snap! For more on home canning visit my website. Thanks for watching. :)

Canning beets 2012 part 2

Took almost all day today to get 55 pints canned. Glad I have the second pressure canner. I'd still be canning them. Now I have to figure out what to do with 2 - 20 foot rows of beets! I have a bunch of quarts already pickled from last year. Anybody close to me want to pick up any beets? They are Detroit Dark Red beets.

Canning Raw Venison

It's time this fall to harvest and put up meat for the winter and spring. One of the ways we preserve meat long term is to raw pack it in canning jars before we put them in the pressure canner. Today, everyone is busy helping Jaimie get some deer meat put up in the pantry.

Raw Pickled Beets Recipe

This is a similar version of the old timey canned favorite pickled beets but in a raw version. Sweet and delicous taste especially in the juice!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Canning Cushaws

I wanted to savor the garden this winter, so I have canned some of our Cushaw winter squash. Lots of folks use these to make pumpkin pies. They are naturally very sweet and delicious. Two Cushaws yielded seven quarts of canned goods. Yes they are that big. :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Venison Burger in a Pressure Canner

Pressure Canning Venison Burger. This also works well with venison only, venison with less beef burger and venison with other fats. This is a great was to exstend the life of your processed game.

Canning Hamburger

Hey guys, here is my first attempt at canning hamburger. Thanks to Bexarprepper, and thanks for watching, God bless,


Friday, March 31, 2017

Best Soup Recipe for Home Canning

Best Kinds of Soup for Home Canning Canned soup is delicious and easy for lunches, dinners, and even snacks. Store-bought soup often contains large amounts of sodium and even hidden ingredients such as monosodium glutamate, yeast, and unknown spices and added artificial flavorings. Soup done by homemade canning is not only healthier, it is less expensive than the store-bought versions and you can control what goes into it. Which soups are best for canning at home? Canned Cream Soup Tomato, mushroom, celery, pumpkin, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and other vegetables and blends make delicious creamed soup. Creamed foods are often cooked vegetables run through a blender and then made into a delicious and creamy soup with fresh milk or cream and a variety of spices. These may take a few extra steps to prepare, but are well worth the effort. To make them a condensed soup, simply leave off the addition of cream and extra water in the recipe you follow and note on the label how much to add for that particular recipe. When opening a jar of creamed soup, simply add the amount of milk or water just like the condensed soup you would purchase at the store, but at a fraction of the cost. Canned Vegetable Soup Depending on the recipe, you may or may not need to pre-cook the vegetables. One delicious method of making homemade canned vegetable soup is to save the vegetable refuse from processing other vegetables in a bin in the freezer. These can range from clean potato skin and apple skins and cores to onion peels and lettuce cores. When you have enough to boil for stock, boil them up until soft and then cool the stock. Blend them in a blender and run through a food sieve or mesh strainer to remove the larger particles. Take the resulting stock and use it as a base for any vegetable or meat soup base. Simply chop up the desired vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, onions, par-cooked potatoes or root vegetables, zucchini, peas, cooked beans, green beans, or raw dark leafy greens and place them in a bowl. Then add your favorite dried or fresh herbs or spice blends and mix it thoroughly. Finally, add this mixture to the jar, leaving half to one-third head space. Add the broth, stir, and pressure can the blend for about 20 minutes, or as directed in the vegetable soup recipe you are using. Canned Noodle Soup • Noodle soups are not that hard to can. The easiest part is that the noodles go in dry. You will need: • A vegetable or chicken stock that has just been boiled and is still hot. • Chopped cooked meat such as chicken or beef. • A favorite spice blend or fresh herbs; Italian seasoning works best. • Fresh, raw or par-cooked vegetables. • Dried noodles such as egg noodles, stars, alphabets, ditalini, macaroni, gemelli, or mostaccioli. Measure one-fourth of the jar for each ingredient plus the spices. Again, leave roughly a half-inch head space air pocket for a good seal. Then, layer the ingredients as you add them: noodles, half the hot broth, spices, meat, vegetables, and half the hot broth again. Make sure that the rim and lid are clean and dry when you add the lid. Pressure can for the time specified in the pressure canning directions. Canned Bean, Chili, or Split Pea Soup Unlike the other soups, bean soup must be cooked and completely ready to eat before canning to ensure that the finished product is actually edible. When you are done cooking the bean soup, simply jar it up while still hot, leaving roughly a half-inch to an inch of head space and then pressure can it according to the manufacturer's directions. Detecting Spoilage in Home-canned foods Unlike high-acid canned foods such as tomato sauces and fruits, low-acid foods like soup are more prone to spoilage due to improper canning or not achieving a good seal. Before serving up your delicious creation, inspect the jar lid for leaks, a swollen lid, rust, strange coloring, or a foamy or murky appearance. If all looks well, open the jar and smell the food-it should smell pleasant and delicious. If you detect any of the above, discard the food immediately. Before eating, bring the food to a boil for at least 10 minutes just in case any dangerous microbes are in the food. If the food still smells pleasant, it's probably safe to eat. Home-canned soups are not only tailored to your dietary needs, they contain less sodium, fat, and artificial ingredients. Healthy, hearty, and cheap, soup made by homemade canning cost a fraction off store-bought varieties and definitely have better flavor. Want to learn how to preserve your own food through the home canning method?

Pressure Canning Deer

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Canning Ground Beef Presto Pressure canner.

Give this a try. Canning your own food is not hard. You can save a lot of money buying things on sale and preserving them yourself. Better yet grow a garden and can it for the winter. You will have your own food insurance.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Canning Yellow Squash

The Ping!

Survival Chores: Canning Venison And Harvesting Carrots

Average day, always things to do. Hubby got a nice ten point buck so was out late cutting it up and packing it out. Around here you don't drag the deer, you cut it up because of the terrain. So as he finished processing it I went into canning mode this morning. In the video I forgot to mention the pressure you need to can the canner calls for 10lbs..BUT check your own canner. I do pint jars at 75 minutes and quarts at 90 min....anyway...While the oven was on also roasted some of the tomatoes I still have from the garden and finally..ohh ohh a little late, despite the frosty temps got into the carrot garden to pull and store the wonderful carrots we got this year. A bit nippy today but a awesome day to get things done!

Pressure Canning Meats - Chicken Pork and More

Here's how to Pressure Canning Meat for Food Storage Part I How to can cooked and raw chicken, round steak, pork loin, chuck roast, hamburger, tallow, kielbasa.

Canning and Freezing Squash!

Great job baby! My wife did some canning and took a few photos along the way. The Hokkaido squash was excellent.

Don't can anything without explicit food safety and preparation instructions! That's not what this video is about.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pressure Canning Ground Beef

We cook and can ground beef today in our All American Pressure Canner. Hope you enjoy the lesson but always refer to a reliable canning book (Ball Blue Book is known as the "Canning Bible") when planning on doing any canning.

Home Canned Venison

Learn how to can venison in a pressure canner for tasty, tender meat!

Canning Kosher Dill Pickles

These pickles are in rounds, but you can cut the cucumbers in spears also. I do these in rounds, so they go on hamburgers easily.

You will need:

4 pounds pickling cucumbers

4 1/2 cups water

4 cups white distilled vinegar

6 T. canning salt

Fresh Garlic and Dill

Sterilized pint jars, lids and rings

Water Bath for canning

Canning 101 Pressure vs Water Bath

What is the difference between the Pressure Canner and Water Bath? Do I need Both? You do need both and I explain why in this video.