38 episodes

My name is John Gavin and I set up and host the Canning Season blog and podcast to help you get the most from the home canning and food preservation lifestyle. In this community I like to say it's all about celebrating and sharing the abundance.
I canned my first item in the summer of 2006. It was bread-and-butter pickles. I still have the ladle that got stained orange by the turmeric! Since then, I've learned a lot and experimented a lot. I also ruined a lot of stuff through the mistakes I made. You'll get to hear all about that and so much more here. Welcome!

Canning Season Podcast: Canning | Food Preservation | Lifestyle | Community John Gavin: Home Canner by Love, Professional Investor by Necessity, Regular Guy by Default

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My name is John Gavin and I set up and host the Canning Season blog and podcast to help you get the most from the home canning and food preservation lifestyle. In this community I like to say it's all about celebrating and sharing the abundance.
I canned my first item in the summer of 2006. It was bread-and-butter pickles. I still have the ladle that got stained orange by the turmeric! Since then, I've learned a lot and experimented a lot. I also ruined a lot of stuff through the mistakes I made. You'll get to hear all about that and so much more here. Welcome!

    CS-038: Homemade Ice Cream | New Features Coming to Canning Season

    CS-038: Homemade Ice Cream | New Features Coming to Canning Season

    For all your hard work home canning this year, don't you think you deserve a break - and a treat?  Today I give you both as I introduce you to the concept of making homemade ice cream.  But ice cream is much more than a wildly popular dessert.  It also happens to provide a natural complement to our home canning.  When you make ice cream at home, can add many of the items you've already canned, such as cherries, peaches, and berries to take your ice cream to a whole new level.  Once you learn to make ice cream at home, you may never go back to store-bought again.  Here's the secret about...

    • 39 min
    CS-037: A Bucket of Cucumbers Restored My Canning Mojo

    CS-037: A Bucket of Cucumbers Restored My Canning Mojo

    In home canning as well as in life, we sometimes get off our game; some call it "losing our mojo".  You know that feeling:  Things aren't quite right, we keep messing up, we can't seem to get into that rhythm that keeps us productive and allows us to feel at ease.  That's what it has been like for me this growing season.  In today's episode I tell you how a simple bucket of cucumbers got me back in balance.  It's an episode I think you'll enjoy. Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning. ...

    • 32 min
    CS-036: Pickled Foods | Interview with Expert from University of Alaska

    CS-036: Pickled Foods | Interview with Expert from University of Alaska

    Knowing how to safely pickle foods is one of the foundation skills used by home canners worldwide.  In today's episode we are joined by Roxie Dinstel from the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Roxie happens to be the creator of one of the three must-have canning resources I talked about in Episode 31, Three Must-Haves for Home Canners.  Seasonal canners will benefit by refreshing themselves on techniques, concepts, and processes that form the foundation to safe home canning.  Those new to home canning will find trusted places to learn and get started. ...

    • 58 min
    CS-035: Cherries! | So Many Cool Things to Make with Cherries | My Trip to Norway

    CS-035: Cherries! | So Many Cool Things to Make with Cherries | My Trip to Norway

    The cherries are in!  Will you be home canning cherries this year?  If so, what do you plan to make?  With so many choices, you'll find the effort so much more rewarding if you just take a bit of time upfront to think through the options.  Here's some things you could make with your cherries this year -- Cherry Almond Jam Cherries for baking / Pie filling Canned cherries Plain cherry jam Cherries mixed with other fruits Cherry sauce for Danish or ice cream Cherry vanilla preserves Cherries for yogurt For me, this was my first time canning cherries. Since I love cherry yogurt so much, but...

    • 29 min
    CS-034: 10 Things I Learned Canning Strawberry Jam This Year | Your Questions Answered

    CS-034: 10 Things I Learned Canning Strawberry Jam This Year | Your Questions Answered

    No matter how long we've been cooking or home canning, there's always something new to learn.  Today's session lists the 10 things I learned when making strawberry jam this weekend.  We also celebrate the one year anniversary of the Canning Season podcast and answer some of your questions.  In this session we learn answers to the following as well as many more questions -- How to make jam without pectin. What to do about all that foam that forms on top of boiling jams. What to do when home canning burns you out. What are the best sized jars for home canning? As a reminder, this podcast...

    • 34 min
    CS-033: Easily Avoid Food Poisoning & Botulism in Your Home Canning | Safety Refresher

    CS-033: Easily Avoid Food Poisoning & Botulism in Your Home Canning | Safety Refresher

    Today's session provides a great review on preventing botulism and food poisoning. With the new growing season underway, timing is perfect for home canners at all levels of experience to learn/review these important safety concepts.   In this session we will learn the answers to these questions -- What is botulism? How do you get it? What are its signs and symptoms? How do you prevent botulism or other food poisoning? What is meant by a low-acid versus a high-acid food? Why is it so important to understand acidity of the food you are preserving? What are the basic methods to safe food...

    • 40 min

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