Attention: Food Preserver

Canning: Charts and Basic Methods

Quickly and easily figure out processing times for your favorite foods with our easy to read Recommended Processing Time Chart, figure out how many jars you’ll be able to can using a certain amount of food with our Produce To Jars—Conversion Chart, learn how to can your favorite food with Detailed Tutorials, and more….

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Hi Food Preserver, 

Did you have the feeling something was missing when you opened up your water bath canner for the first time and unpacked it?

Mine came with a manual, well, a little instructional sheet on how to clean it, and I read it cover to cover. Now I know how to clean my canner to keep it in good working order, but I felt like something was missing.

I did get what I’d call a “real” manual with my pressure cooker, and I read it from cover to cover as well. It goes through all the safety precautions and gives you a few pointers on canning, but I felt like something was missing.

Where were all the processing times to ALL the foods I wanted to can?Where were the basic techniques on canning fruit?

What are the different processing times for raw packed food vs hot packed food?

What about a guide to let me know how much of a food I’ll need to can a jar of food?

My name is Jennifer Osuch. I’m the author of the Preparedness Planner Series and I’m also one of the lead teachers at Self Reliant School, where my husband and I teach preserving, cooking and gardening skills.

I’ve been canning for over twenty years, but I still look up the processing time for everything I can. Every time! My family’s safety is too important not to be 100% sure of the processing time of what I’m canning. However, it’s frustrating to thumb through one of my cook books or try to find a reliable site online and easily look up the the times quickly.

Then for years I’ve struggled to figure out how many jars of a particular family favorite I need to ‘put-up’ every year. My sliced peaches always ran out toward the end of February. I considered it a winning year if I could get to the middle of March with a jar that got pushed to the back of the pantry.

This problem was compounded by the fact that I had 3 growing boys whose appetite seemed to grow exponentially from year to year. Then one year I decided to document how much they were eating before I canned peaches for the year. Then I canned enough to allow them to eat that much per week until I knew peaches would be back in season, plus 20% extra to compensate for growing. It seems like common sense now, but everything was new to me at the time and I was a little overwhelmed and excited to get going.

But really, why wasn’t this information in the manual? And that is the question I kept asking myself time and time again when I’d discover an easier way to do something.

So I decided to put all these tips and tricks into a book - you can think of it as the missing manual. I wrote Canning: Charts and Basic Methods for moms who are busy and need a quick reference guide to canning.

Did you know you can SAVE money canning your own food?

Not only is home canned food 10 times more flavorful than store bought, it’s healthier and does not contain preservatives and additives like store bought food can have, saving you A LOT of money in potential health care costs. AND If you do a price comparison for organic preservative free food at your local health food store you’ll be surprised by how much money you save making your own.

All canning levels are welcome…..

Canning Charts and Basic Methods is for those that haven’t taken their canner out of the box yet, as well as those that have been canning for years. I’ve created this reference book to assist you no matter where you are on your canning journey. This missing manual is for everyone who wants to preserve delicious preservative free food at home.

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Inside you will learn…

  • A Explanation Of Food Preservation

    Canning is a form of food preservation like dehydrating, freezing and fermenting. In this book I’ve written a section that explains the different kinds of food preservation and their benefits. After all, canning is great but that doesn’t mean it’s the best preserving method for everything. Learn what the different methods of food preservation are and become a better canner.

  • Canning

    In this section I go over the benefits of canning along with safety considerations. I define the two canning methods. Then we talk about the canning safety and equipment needed.

  • Recommended Processing Times For Water Bath and Pressure Canning

    I look up the processing time for the food I’m canning. Every. Time. I. Can!! And so should you!! My family’s health is too important. After being frustrated about not having a central easy place to look up processing time, I decided to create a Recommended Processing Time Chart for both waterbath and pressure canned food. No more thumbing through books or dealing with hard to navigate websites to determine processing times for your favorite canned foods, simply print this chart out and keep it with your canning supplies.

  • Produce To Jars--Conversion Chart

    If you were gifted 50 pounds of peaches do you know how many jars of salsa, jam or sliced peaches you could produce? What if you want to make a little of each? Do you know how to divide up your surplus? This chart takes the guess work out of trying to figure it out. Easily and quickly determine how much fresh food you need to produce the amount of jars you want to ‘put-up’.

  • Produce To Volume--Conversion Chart

    Do you have a recipe you’ve been dying to can, but the ingredient list reads 2 1/4 cups of pears? What about a pear recipe that you tried last year and know you love and want to quadruple this year so you can enjoy it all year long? To get 9 cups of pears you need 12 medium pears or 9 pounds. This chart takes all of your favorite fruits and vegetables and tells you how many pounds equal how many cups.

  • Canning Basics

    I’ve taken all 18 of our extremely detailed blog tutorials and included them in this book. I’ve reformatted them so they are easy to read, in a book format, and you can even print them out if you’d like to create a handy reference guide in your kitchen.

  • And so much more…

A FREE Gift For You….

I wanted to include a few extra special things too, because I want you to have the ability to make your own canning charts. I know how moms appreciate organization, so I thought you might enjoy some labels for organizing your canned goods. They would be great for giving a thoughtful homemade gift.

Bonus One

Canning Labels

I’ve included several different kinds of labels for you to use with your canned jars. These labels were specifically designed for Mason jars. You can use label paper in your printer or you can simply print them out and tape them to your jars. The choice is yours, the templates will work either way. Now, you’ll be able to easily find and identify your canned food.

Bonus Two

Storage Inventory, Yield Worksheet and Canning Journal

We can so that we can preserve the bounty of the season. No doubt you have a few jars left over from last season or if you’re brand new to canning you soon will have things left over. Organization begins with taking an inventory of what you currently have on hand. I’ve provided a worksheet to easily and figure out what you have.

The Yield Worksheet (Or as I like to call it--The How Many Jars Do I Need To Can Worksheet) is the one of the most helpful worksheet charts in the entire book. It helps you plan out how much to can for the season, so when it’s time to can again you be ready for the new supply. No more jars of unneeded food crowding your pantry and no more running out of your favorite food at the end of February.

I did try to be thorough in my conversion chart, however, it was impossible to include every food and every recipe, so I designed a worksheet for you to make your own chart. This worksheet will help you determine where the recipe is stored, your jar yield amount, the batch number and the location of your stored food.

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30 Day Money Back Guarantee...

We’re so sure you’re going to love our Canning Charts and Basic Methods package that we’re offering a 30-Day money back guarantee.

If for any reason you decide that preserving your own food without preservatives and additives is not for you then we’ll refund 100% of your investment. No questions asked!

I can’t wait for you to get into the kitchen and start creating preserving your garden harvest. You’ll see your food storage grow and your family will have healthy preservative free food to eat for years to come.

Here is what to do now…

Quick and easily starting to can food starts with these 3 easy steps:

  1. Download your Canning Charts and Basic Methods. Click the Buy Now button below.
  2. Read Canning Basics (page 59).
  3. Grab your the food that’s in abundance this season and start canning it so you can enjoy it all year long!

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