Tag: Nesco Smart Canner

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

Usually by the time the weekend arrives, at least in the winter, I am drooping with exhaustion, especially when the weather is gloomy and cold. This weekend started out no differently – but this time, I got to take Monday as an extra day… Continue Reading “WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES”

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Last night, after I got home from work, I got to do one of my favorite things. I canned Chicken! I think it’s a favorite thing to can because it’s also the easiest thing to can. Now that I’m using my Nesco Smart Pressure… Continue Reading “ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS”

THINGS I LEARNED – PART 1

Making applesauce is super easy. You peel, core, and slice some apples, cook them until they are soft, and mash them. Just like that, you have applesauce. As I processed applesauce this year, I tried some different techniques and tools than I’ve used in… Continue Reading “THINGS I LEARNED – PART 1”

PRESSURE CANNING INSTRUCTIONS – NESCO SMARTCANNER

As I worked on canning the green bean harvest this weekend, I encountered a problem I have had before with my Smartcanner. It’s not the Smartcanner’s fault. When I flip back and forth between water bath and pressure canning, I get confused between the… Continue Reading “PRESSURE CANNING INSTRUCTIONS – NESCO SMARTCANNER”

CANNING HAMBURGER

My favorite thing to can is chicken. My second favorite meat to can is hamburger. Both are super easy to do and a great way to put shelf-stable meat in your pantry. Recently, I cooked up four pounds of hamburger. For the inquiring mind,… Continue Reading “CANNING HAMBURGER”

CANNING THE BEANS

As you’ll recall, when I went to the farmer’s market last Saturday, I brought home a mess of green beans. It has been a busy, and tiring, week so I only got to them today. I was concerned that they were past their prime… Continue Reading “CANNING THE BEANS”

SUCCESS!

I finally successfully used my Nesco Smart Canner to pressure can! If you’ll recall, I purchased an electric canner in August. It seemed be a good option for my canning needs, but I have struggled with it. After my last failure in October, I… Continue Reading “SUCCESS!”

It Was Supposed to be a Productive Day

With the cooler weather we’ve been enjoying, I was looking forward to having a productive Saturday. The plan was that Oscar would go into town to get a haircut and purchase more bedding for the chickens while I stayed home and processed pickles from… Continue Reading “It Was Supposed to be a Productive Day”

For My Next Trick …

My second attempt using my new Nesco Smart Canner did not go much better than the first. I tried pressure canning potatoes next. I’ve canned potatoes before so I know I can do it successfully. Since my faith in myself was a bit shaken… Continue Reading “For My Next Trick …”