Canning Foods At High Altitude

If you live at altitudes higher than 1000 feet above the sea, canning foods must be a whole different ball game for you. Making jams and preserves, veggies and tomato soups, or anything else is a unique experience when living so far above the surface of the sea. We are here to help you figure out why that’s the case and how you can make up for the higher elevation. High Altitude Canning – What’s Different? The boiling point of water changes due to lower atmospheric pressure and lower boiling temperature at higher altitudes. This affects your canning abilities because... more »

Does Spaghetti Sauce Need To Be Pressure Canned?

For us, the weekends aren’t complete without a spectacular serving of spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a favorite for millions of Americans, and for good reason – it’s easy to make and looks good no matter how you serve it! The traditional Italian spaghetti sauce is an integral part of this recipe. Sure you can get some off-the-shelf sauce, add it to your dish and call it a day, but where’s the fun in that? Besides, there is something about homemade spaghetti sauce with all its traditional Italian goodness, tomato-based flavors, and an infusion of herbs that gives it that distinct... more »