Botulism and Canning Safety

While home canning is safe there are dangers in canning.  One of them is Botulism.  This is a potentially deadly illness caused by a germ that grows in the soil and produces a toxin under certain conditions.  It can affect your nerves and even paralyze you.  Some symptoms include: Double or blurred vision Slurred speech […]

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Water Bath Canning Tools

Water bath canning is probably the most popular ways of canning.  Here are some of the basic tools that you will need to start water bath canning. Large water bath canner Thermometer for testing the water temperature Jar lifter Jars New lids Bands for each jar Canning funnel Marker and labels Clean dish towels for […]

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