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Water Bath Canning 101

Note: This is the first kind of canning you should try, and the most basic, and IMHO, most useful kind. It is definitely worth experimenting with when you’ve got an excess of produce, which many people do this time of year. If you don’t have your own overproductive garden, perhaps you can offer to preserve…

Pressure Canning 101

Note: This is part of a two-part piece on the basics of canning (the whole thing in more refined form is contained in _Independence Days_ as well). In a previous post, I wrote about putting canning in perspective – it is not all of food preservation, nor is it essential. That said, however, I get…

I’ve got a class and Eric’s got a final today, plus kid stuff, so I won’t have time to read through the President’s Cancer Panel Report today, but I do think it is worth noting that the recommendation that we start thinking more seriously about environmental factors and the health consequences they have has reached…

“It is funny, but not that funny.” Eric’s comment does not stop my uncontrollable giggling. My step-mother comes over to see why I’m hysterical. She agrees with Eric – it is funny, but not funny enough to explain why tears of laughter are literally coming out of my eyes. I’m reading a passage in Michael…