This is the first time I’ve ever canned hamburger. The canning went well, and we canned in pint jars. Around the top of the hamburger there is a ring of grease, even though we rinsed the hamburger well. The question is, will this ring of grease cause all my cans to go rancid?
Absolutely NOT. This grease is normal and will help your meat fry down nicely when you open the jars. It’s nearly impossible to get all the grease out of meat that you home can. You just don’t want to can up really greasy meat for fear of a few jars not sealing. Your burger is fine. — Jackie
I would like to plant a grape or cherry size tomato that has a bit of a “spicy” flavor to it. Is there such a thing? If so, what varieties do you recommend and where can I get them?
I don’t know of a “spicy” flavored tomato, but our very favorite cherry tomato, bar none, is Sun Sugar. It’s a golden cherry tomato with a very fruity, sweet taste. I dehydrate some and we eat them like apricots for a treat. Try them. I guarantee you’ll love them. — Jackie