Using a pressure canner for cooking
I saw Dave at the Mesquite convention center this morning. He suggested I email you my question. Your canning book is my bible for all my home canning ideas. My question is: Do you ever use your pressure canner for cooking instead of canning? Have you thought about writing an article on cooking in a pressure cooker? If you do, do you have any recipes to share?
Sorry Latricia, but I don’t use my pressure canner for cooking. I’m just never in that much of a hurry or if I am, I just open a couple of my canned foods. I guess I’m an old slow-food cook and just love my slow-simmered stews or oven roasted poultry and roasts. Any readers out there with tips and recipes for Latricia? — Jackie
Canning apple cider and collard greens
A late congratulations on your marriage. I am sure that you and Will will have a happy and prosperous marriage. I would like to ask you a couple canning questions: 1) Is it possible to can apple cider? I know you can home can apple juice but I am unsure of apple cider. 2) Is it possible to can collard greens? I have been unable to find anything on doing that.
Sumter, South Carolina
Yes you can home can apple cider. Just use the directions for apple juice. But once heated and canned it isn’t really “cider” anymore, but apple juice. Cider is a raw product where apple juice is heated and canned.
Yes you can also can collard greens. Look on page 144 of my canning book and you’ll find directions for canning all types of greens. They are very good canned.
Thanks for the congratulations. We enjoy each and every day together and are getting so much done every month that it’s unbelievable. And I thank you for your kind words. I truly love helping folks with all aspects of their homestead life. — Jackie