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Homemade Chicken Soup in a Jar

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The many benefits to canning homemade Chicken Soup At the first sign of the sniffles, my mother would head to the kitchen and whip us up a batch of her homemade chicken soup.  She would add fresh chicken, carrots, celery, onions and garlic and of course, her soup was never...
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Home Canning and Fermentation

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Learn the many health benefits of home canning using fermentation Fermentation is a chemical reaction. It occurs naturally in some foods such as fruit. It has been used to make wine for at least 8,000 years, make yogurt from milk for more than 5,000 years and leaven bread for over...
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Create Your Canning Calendar for 2017

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Enjoy  these fun tips to Create Your Canning Calendar for the 2017 canning season Home canning and food preservation is a year ‘round adventure!  One of the many joys I receive from teaching classes throughout West Michigan is hearing from students, who after one class are happy to share they...
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Planning Your Canning Garden

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Here are some fun tips on Planning Your Canning Garden Spring 2017. Spring is around the corner and nothing has me more excited than the snow melting, the birds chirping and knowing I will soon be back out in my garden again.  Actually, it is seeing the plans I laid out...
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