Canning

pressure canner vs water bath canner

Can You Pressure Can Everything Instead of Water Bath Canning It?

If you’re familiar with canning, you probably already know that water bath canning low-acid foods that are meant to be pressure canned is a major no-no. However, what about the other way around? You might be wondering if you can pressure can everything instead of just water bath canning it. The quick answer is that …

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10 Ways to Tell Your Food is Spoiled

As a homesteader, much of what you do throughout the year involves preserving, preparing, and conserving food. Therefore, it is important to know the warning signs of spoiled food–it’s not always what you think. Expiration dates don’t always indicate spoilage. Sometimes, sell-by-dates are mistaken for expiration dates. Expiration dates contribute to food waste and don’t …

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