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Tips for Storing Canned Food

Follow these tips for safely storing canned food from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Home canning is an affordable and practical way to preserve all your hard work in the garden. While there are certain steps you have to take when you’re canning food, there are also safety precautions when it comes to storing canned food. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can safely store your canned food(…)

Why Am I Losing Liquid In My Canning Jars?

Find out some causes and solutions as to why your canning jars are losing liquid. Home canning is a great way to preserve fruits, vegetables and more. When you’re done processing, sometimes you can lose water or canning liquid. Your food isn’t covered anymore. There are a few reasons why this can happen while you’re canning. Read through these common causes and solutions as to why your canning jars are(…)

Hot Pack Canning vs Cold Pack Canning

Learn about the difference between hot pack canning and cold pack canning. Do you want to learn how to can just like Grandma did? With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about cold pack and hot pack canning methods, and which one will work best with your home canner. What’s the Difference Between Hot Pack Canning and Cold Pack Canning? Cold Pack Canning Cold pack canning(…)

Peach Butter Wedding Favors

Follow this simple peach butter recipe to make the perfect mason jar wedding favors! Four simple ingredients are all you need to make delicious peach butter. Your family members are sure to appreciate a taste of summer in the middle of winter when they pull out your peach butter wedding favor. Follow this easy recipe, courtesy of Jen F. from Nashville, Tenn. The recipe will yield four pints of peach(…)

Color Changes In Canned Food

After canning then it is time for eating! However, you’ve gone to the pantry only to discover that your canned food has changed from the bright colors when you first canned to a duller shade now. You don’t have to crinkle your nose and throw it out, we here at Blain’s Farm & Fleet have a list of common canning problems and solutions. Canned Food Jars Didn’t Seal Properly Proper(…)

Mason Jar Cookie Kit DIY

Create the perfect homemade holiday gift with a mason jar cookie kit. Gifts in a jar make sweet and simple holiday gifts using just a recipe and mason jars. Try out this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe, and any other recipes of your choice. Layered baking mixes, brownies, cookies and bath salts make inexpensive, meaningful gifts and the gift tags add a pretty, professional touch. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients for(…)

Canning Gift Basket DIY

Make the gift that keeps on giving with a DIY canning gift basket. If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone, why not put together a fun canning gift basket? Whether they’re a seasoned canner, or want to start canning, you can give them a gift they can actually use. How to Make a Canning Gift Basket 1. One of the best gifts you can put in a canning(…)

Quick & Easy Salsa Recipe

Use our easy salsa recipe to impress all your friends and family with homemade salsa. You might think that canning salsa is a difficult and daunting task. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can make delicious homemade salsa, perfect for canning. Our salsa recipe uses salsa mix, vinegar and tomatoes. That’s it! Salsa Recipe Instructions 1. Thoroughly wash all tomatoes. 2. Bring stock pot of water to a(…)

How To Can Green Beans

Learn how to can green beans and enjoy your vegetable garden all year round. Growing green beans in the garden this year? Delicious and healthy for you and your family, you can enjoy green beans all year round. Canning green beans is done by pressure canning. Green beans have low acidity so pressure canning is the best way to can. Read below how to can green beans and make your(…)

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Canning homemade spaghetti sauce has never been easier. We at Blain’s Farm & Fleet have a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that you and your family will be sure to love! How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Thoroughly wash tomatoes before beginning. Bring pot of water to a boil. Blanch tomatoes for 3 minutes in boiling water After 3 minutes, dip tomatoes into cold water. Cut out cores and remove skins.(…)

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