How to Sterilize Canning Jars & A Space Saving Tip

How to Sterilize Canning Jars & A Space Saving Tip

Getting started canning? The first thing you need to know, is how to properly sterilize your jars.

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Many people are afraid to start canning because they hear all sorts of horror stories about exploding pressure cookers (something I’ll address in a future post), or they find the idea of sterilizing things to be intimidating.

I started canning foods over a decade ago. The first time I did it, I was honestly nervous. But, when I heard the sound of the jar lids’ “ping!” as they sealed shut, I was hooked. There’s nothing like homemade jellies and jams, fruits and vegetables. And nothing more comforting that seeing shelves lined with all of your garden harvest there for your family to enjoy all year.

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