Canning & Preserving Resources
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Need to know how many cups are in a #10 can? Or how many ounces or cups are in a can of evaporated milk? Here's a handy chart of can sizes and equivalents.
Canned Evaporated and Condensed Milk
Chances are your grandmother or great-grandmother made at least one heirloom comfort food using one of these shelf-stable milk products. They can actually be preferable to fresh milk for many applications. Find out why and try some recipes.
Canning & Preserving
History, information and recipes for canning and preserving at home.
Goodness in a Can
You may be surprised to find that canned foods can actually be more nutritious than their fresh counterparts. Information and many recipes.
Is your kitchen ready for any potential disaster? Find out what you need to know to be prepared for any natural disaster.
We're all familiar with cakes, cookies and sweet breads bursting with juicy raisins or eating them just as a snack, but raisins are also good in savory foods. What's the difference between a currant and a sultana and how do raisins act as a preservative? Find out the answers and how to cook with raisins.
Nice cross-referenced instructions for canning fruit, plus canning basics, processing methods, equipment, tips, FAQs, and more from Canning-Food-Recipes.com.
A glossary of canning terms from the Michigan State Extension Service.
Canning Meat, Fish and Poultry
Pressure canning tips for meat, rabbit, meat, meat stock, and fish, plus a chart with processing times from the University of Missouri.
Canning & Preserving Recipes
SOAR's archive of 197 (and counting) recipes for canned and preserved foods plus info files and a searchable database.
Food Preservation and Safety
These help files cover equipment, canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting foods. Files are available in html web page and in downloadable .pdf format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. From Clemson University.
Home Canning Tips
Step-by-step instructions on how to can low acid and high acid foods, plus equipment and frequently asked questions database from Bernardin Products.
How to Can Fresh Vegetables
Specific canning information on how to can various vegetables from your garden courtesy of the University of Missouri Extension Service.
How to Select a Pressure Cooker
Presto is admittedly biased toward aluminum pressure cookers, but has good info to help you choose the pressure cooker best for you.
National Center for Home Food Preservation
The National Center for Home Food Preservation has many, many factsheets with information for home canning as well as freezing, drying, and other forms of food preservation.
Preserving Food for Special Diets
Ohio State University Extension has some good information on canning for special diets including some recipes. Requires PDF reader.
Preserving Meats Recipes
Archived recipes for preserved meats including sausages, jerky, pickled eggs and fish, from Recipe Cottage.
Selection, Use and Care of Canning Equipment
Tips and info on lids, jars, and canners from the Michigan Cooperative Extension.