24 episodes

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 Jenny Gomes and Anna Cash

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    • 4.9 • 32 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.

    Canning Courses

    Canning Courses

    Looking to learn all you can about canning and food preservation? This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we share opportunities for you to develop your canning craft through our online courses and other in-person opportunities. Like our podcast, these courses are all about teaching you safe and practical at-home canning practices to provide your family with wholesome food year-round. 



    We each have our own unique canning course offerings for you to learn right from home. Anna shares about her two digital courses including the Basics Canning Course and Advanced Canning Course. These two courses cover all the bases with lessons on topics like water-bath canning and pressure canning to garden planning. 


    Jenny goes into detail about two of the many courses she has. You’ll hear about her free Canning Basics Course and Steam Canning for Beginners. This steam canning course will allow you to harness the time-saving power of steam canning and confidently use your steam canner.  


    We also discuss other ways to learn more about food preservation both in person and online.


    We hope you join us in our love for learning and safe food preservation. There are options available for every canner at any point in their journey!




    Use code pod25 for 25% off any of our course offerings!
    Learn more about Anna’s courses here-
    https://smarthomecanning.com
    View Jenny’s courses here-
    https://www.startcanning.com/courses


    Listen to our episode on the Best Canning Books to start reading and learning. 


    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


    SHOW NOTES:
    See more from Jenny on this episode here 




    See more from Anna on this episode here
    https://smarthomecanning.com/blogs/news/perfectly-preserved-podcast-ep-23-canning-courses

    • 23 min
    Canning with Weck Jars

    Canning with Weck Jars

    Interested in more unique and sustainable canning jars? This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we share our experience canning with Weck jars. There’s no question that these jars are beautiful, but we put them to the test to tell you how they hold up to canning. 


    You’ll hear about what makes Weck jars unique, the benefits of Weck over traditional jars, tips we learned to make canning with Weck go smoothly, and how to know if your Weck jars are sealed. We also share how to easily adapt canning recipes to work with Weck’s metric units and what our biggest selling points are for these gorgeous jars. 
      
    Weck jars make a special addition to any kitchen and provide a smooth canning experience. We hope you fall in love with them as we did! 

    Connect with  Anna and Jenny on Instagram.


    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
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    See more from Jenny on this episode here 
    https://thedomesticwildflower.com/perfectly-preserved-podcast-episode-22-canning-with-weck-jars/ 
     
    See more from Anna on this episode here
    https://smarthomecanning.com/blogs/news/perfectly-preserved-podcast-ep-22-our-experience-with-weck-jars

    • 19 min
    Anna's Cottage Food License Advice for Canners

    Anna's Cottage Food License Advice for Canners

    Would you love to sell your home-canned goods to the public? This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, Anna shares everything you need to know about obtaining a cottage food license. 




    You’ll learn what a cottage food license allows you to do, what’s involved in getting your food handling permit, and what needs to be considered in certifying your kitchen. Anna also shares her biggest frustrations with the process and successes with her cottage food business thus far. 


      


    A cottage food license opens up the doors to take canning from a hobby to a business! Learn from Anna’s experience to decide if it’s a good fit for you. 


     


     


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


     


     


    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


     


    SHOW NOTES:


    See more from Jenny on this episode here 


     


     


    See more from Anna on this episode here

    https://smarthomecanning.com/blogs/news/perfectly-preserved-podcast-ep-21-how-to-get-a-cottage-food-license

    • 24 min
    Canning for Charcuterie

    Canning for Charcuterie

    Looking for ways to share your canned goods at gatherings? This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we cover how to can for charcuterie and appetizers. 


    You’ll learn how to wow your family and friends with one-of-a-kind homemade additions to your food spread. We share the best-size jars for charcuterie preserves, how to make unique spicy pepper jellies, Anna’s secret for making pepper jellies extra hot, our favorite pickled veggies for charcuterie, and how we get inspiration for new recipes.
     
    With so many delicious recipes, it’s time to add canning for charcuterie to your to-do list! These recipes allow beautiful boards to come together in minutes. Find our recommendations in the show notes below. 
     
    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.
     
    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
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    See more from Jenny on this episode here 
     https://thedomesticwildflower.com/perfectly-preserved-podcast-episode-20-canning-for-charcuterie/
     

    • 21 min
    Fermenting with Stephanie Thurow

    Fermenting with Stephanie Thurow

    This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, Stephanie Thurow joins us to share everything we need to know about fermenting vegetables.


    Stephnie discusses how Lacto-fermentation preserves foods and how to ferment vegetables through this process. She also deep dives into how long fermented vegetables last, the health benefits of fermentation, the equipment you need to ferment at home, and how to make sauerkraut from start to finish. 
      
    Let Stephanie be your guide to food preservation through fermentation! Learn more from her and check out her books on Instagram. 
     
    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.
     
     
    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
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    See more from Jenny on this episode here 
     https://thedomesticwildflower.com/perfectly-preserved-podcast-episode-19-fermenting-with-stephanie-thurow/
     
    See more from Anna on this episode here
    https://smarthomecanning.com/blogs/news/perfectly-preserved-podcast-ep-19-fermenting-with-guest-stephanie-thurow

    • 23 min
    18 Food Traditions from our Families to Yours

    18 Food Traditions from our Families to Yours

    Does your family have special food traditions for the holidays? This week on the Perfectly Preserved Podcast, we share our families’ most treasured food traditions in hopes to inspire you to make them your own or rekindle forgotten traditions.


    You’ll hear about food traditions that transport us right back to childhood, what we’ve taken on as adults, and our families’ quirky spins on jello salad. We also share how we use our preserved food to make family gatherings special. 
     
    Let this episode offer new ideas, as well as help you implement special food traditions from the past! Find our recipes in the show notes linked below.
      
    Join Anna and Jenny on Instagram to connect and learn more.
     
    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
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    See more from Jenny on this episode here 
    https://thedomesticwildflower.com/perfectly-preserved-podcast-episode-18-holiday-food-traditions/
     
    See more from Anna on this episode here
    https://smarthomecanning.com/blogs/news/perfectly-preserved-podcast-ep-18-our-holiday-food-traditions

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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!

goteampinkd ,

Learned something new

I have been wanting to learn more about Weck jars for safe food storage and today’s episode answered my questions. It was nice to hear a review on Weck jars from two Master Food Preservers. I will definitely try using Weck jars this summer in my home canning. Thanks for the info and tips!

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