Jar size does matter.

Pickles-in-7-easy-steps-(cropped)The other day, I received a good question about substituting one sized jar for another. I love sharing my experiences with readers and fellow canners, so feel free to shoot more questions over to me via my website or by posting them on my Facebook page.

The safest way to can is to make sure you’ve got the right equipment and the knowledge you need to do the job consistently and efficiently.

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For the love of vegetables …!

pasta-sauceThis weekend, I received a great question from one of my blog readers, Mercy. She asks the following: “I love the pasta seasonings from Mrs. Wages.  I would like to add vegetables to my sauce before I can it. This is the only way I can get my husband to eat vegetables.   How can I do this?  We went to the farmers market this weekend and we bought an abundance of nice tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers.”

The short answer is this: You can add your veggies to your sauce, but you can’t can it.

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