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Want to learn to safely preserve food at home? Join Master Preservers Anna Cash and Jenny Gomes as they teach you all the ins and outs of canning, from water bath canning, to steam canning, to pressure canning. You’ll learn tested, up-to-date techniques that work for a modern, busy home. Each episode will cover a specific topic relevant to food preservation such as canning equipment, excellent recipe choices for both beginner and intermediate canners, and even other methods of food preservation such as dehydration, fermentation, and freeze drying. Friends and food preservation enthusiasts Anna and Jenny will guide you expertly and share laughs along the way. 

Perfectly Preserved Podcast Master Food Preservers Jenny Gomes and Anna Cash

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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Want to learn to safely preserve food at home? Join Master Preservers Anna Cash and Jenny Gomes as they teach you all the ins and outs of canning, from water bath canning, to steam canning, to pressure canning. You’ll learn tested, up-to-date techniques that work for a modern, busy home. Each episode will cover a specific topic relevant to food preservation such as canning equipment, excellent recipe choices for both beginner and intermediate canners, and even other methods of food preservation such as dehydration, fermentation, and freeze drying. Friends and food preservation enthusiasts Anna and Jenny will guide you expertly and share laughs along the way. 

    The Most Frustrating Things About Canning

    The Most Frustrating Things About Canning

    If you’d like to commiserate with other canning insiders, you’ve come to the right place! On this week’s episode of the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we’re letting ourselves acknowledge all of the worst parts about canning despite our love for it. 
    We rank what we resent most about canning from prepping clingstone peaches to broken jars. Jenny shares how waiting for water to boil drains her and Anna discusses her battles with hot peppers. You’ll also be able to connect with us if you despise peeling tomatoes or have battled to remove sticky fruit leather from the dehydrator!
    Join in to laugh along with us through our honesty! Few people love canning more than us, but there are frustrations we all face. 


    Thanks for listening! Find the links and resources mentioned in today’s episode in the show notes below. Send your food preservation questions to perfectlypreservedpodcast@gmail.com


    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.


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    All About Curds

    All About Curds

    Take advantage of fresh winter citrus and can along with us! On this week’s episode of the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we’re putting the spotlight on curds. Curds are a delightful item to make and preserve, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know to make citrus curds yourself.  


    We share the variety of ways to use curd from adding it to yogurt to making tarts, and what makes it different from other home-canned goods. You’ll learn what ingredients are included in a safe and tested curd recipe, and why it’s safe to waterbath can curd despite the fact that it contains butter and eggs. We discuss the recommended shelf-life for curd, and walk you through the process of making it to ensure success. 


    We both find citrus curd to be a special treat, and we hope this episode encourages you to brighten your winter with your own batch!


    Thanks for listening! Find the links and resources mentioned in today’s episode in the show notes below. Send your food preservation questions to perfectlypreservedpodcast@gmail.com


    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.


    SHOW NOTES:
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    An Insider's Look at The Pressure Canning Cookbook

    An Insider's Look at The Pressure Canning Cookbook

    Look no further if you’re interested in learning more about pressure canning and adding fresh pressure canning recipes to your kitchen! This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, Jenny tells all about her pressure canning cookbook and the process of writing it. 
    You’ll hear from Jenny about what led her to writing this cookbook and the behind the scenes of writing a food preservation book. Jenny discusses all she put into the book to support readers with pressure canning through clarity and just the right amount of education. Anna and her also talk about which recipes in the book they are most excited about. 
    Jenny poured her heart and soul into this cookbook and can’t wait for if to be in the hands of listeners and fellow canners!
    The Pressure Canning Cookbook Step-by-Step Recipes for Pantry Staples, Gut-Healing Broths, Meat, Fish, and More will be released on April 2, 2024. Pre-order yours here today! https://amzn.to/3QXr2HX 



    Thanks for listening! Find the links and resources mentioned in today’s episode in the show notes below. Send your food preservation questions to perfectlypreservedpodcast@gmail.com


    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.


    SHOW NOTES:
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    Are Ball Canning Recipes Safe?

    Are Ball Canning Recipes Safe?

    If you want to ensure you’re using safe-tested recipes, then this is an episode you don’t want to miss! This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we are diving into the great questions around Ball canning recipes and their safety.
    We discuss exactly who is cautioning against using Ball canning recipes and unpack the reasoning behind their logic. We address the concerns around Ball’s testing, use of sugar and salt, measurement, and explanations. You’ll hear the responses we received from experts around the country in addition to our own opinions in order to make your own informed decision with Ball canning recipes and can apply this discussion to other recipe selections.
    We’re all about safety at Perfectly Preserved and hope this episode helps you feel good about your canning choices!


    Thanks for listening! Find the links and resources mentioned in today’s episode in the show notes below. Send your food preservation questions to perfectlypreservedpodcast@gmail.com


    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.


    SHOW NOTES:
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    Perfectly Preserved Season 2 is Coming Soon!

    Perfectly Preserved Season 2 is Coming Soon!

    Season 2 of Perfectly Preserved Podcast starts next week! Anna and Jenny are thrilled to bring you a fresh season full of food preservation tips and tricks with spotlights on pressure canning advice from Jenny's new cookbook and happenings from their own kitchens.

    Your hosts can't wait to support you through yet another successful canning season with episodes you won't want to miss! Tune in to the first episode of the season on February 7th. 

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    Is Honey Fermented Garlic Safe?

    Is Honey Fermented Garlic Safe?

    Trying to keep your family healthy over the cold and flu season? On this week’s episode of the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we delve into the use of honey fermented garlic as a natural immunity booster and offer the information you need to understand the safety concerns behind this practice. 
    We share how we came across honey fermented garlic and how it is made. You’ll learn about the multiple factors in the fermentation process of honey fermented garlic that pose a high risk of C botulinum. These include the use of honey, an anaerobic fermentation environment, low alkaline ingredients, and more. 
    In contrast to other natural immunity options, honey fermented garlic puts its consumers at risk of developing botulism and is not recommended according to safe food preservation practices. 
    Looking for other ways to fend off illness? Tune into our episodes on bone broth and steam juicing.


    Thanks for listening! Find the links and resources mentioned in today’s episode in the show notes below. Send your food preservation questions to perfectlypreservedpodcast@gmail.com


    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

BrandyNoodle ,

Inspiring yet practical!

Love this show! It’s very practical with lots of great tips to help you develop your food preservation skills, but at the same time inspiring! It makes you wanna get up and can something! I’ve learned SO much about canning and feel more confident that I can do it in a safe way. I’ve canned three different things in the past month now and want to do more. Thanks so much for all the great info and straightforwardness. Our world is filled with so much drama, not necessarily good, and it’s great to listen to a meaningful and practical podcast that can improve my life in a real way and help me use my creativity in the kitchen!

Awesomepossum69 ,

Learning About Weck Jars!

I just finished listening to Anna and Jenny discuss Weck jars, made in Germany. All new to me, but I can’t wait to try them! I love the idea of not buying new canning lids every new season-an increasingly expensive necessity with mason jars. And the jars look beautiful- so many options. Thank you for sharing your experiences and for all the tips. I’ll be buying a few this year!

DeeDee5995 ,

Anna and Jenny are the best!

I’ve taken Anna’s online and in person classes. She is so knowledgable and so nice! This podcast helps answer the questions I didn’t even know I had! Listen to the Charcuterie episode, it’s great for ideas. Thanks Anna and Jenny!

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