Canning 101

For those of you who are brand new to canning, I recommend starting with these posts.

If you have a question about canning, please read these through this page carefully, as you will probably find your answer in one of my earlier posts. Please do know that I am not a canning oracle. If you are questioning the recipe you followed, or if you deviated from proper canning procedure, please don’t email me to ask if your preserves are safe or unsafe, as there is no way for me to know. Remember, when it doubt, throw it out!

For even more canning information, a list of my recommended sites and resources can be found here.


Lids, Seals, and Air Bubbles

Jar Info

Process and Outlook

Specific Ingredients and Their Roles

Jam, Jelly, Marmalade, and Fruit Butter Tips