Love my Nesco/Carey canner! It can do so much more than just pressure can!I chose the Carey/Nesco based upon Rose Red Homestead scientific experiments. It was $110 and will arrive tomorrow.
I have my Mother's old Presto and I bought a used All American about 3 years ago. They work perfectly for large batches, but I wanted something to do 4 jars in when I have a bit of something to can up.
So easy to use!Used my Carey yesterday. Held four quarts of home made chicken broth that I had simmered in two batches over the last week plus. It was a dream! Only had to monitor it once, when one turns the valve from vent to seal.
I use Redmond's Real Salt for everything. The kosher works great for canning. The only time I use regular salt is when I make my homemade laundry detergentWell one of the chicken jars didn’t seal, so I put that one in the fridge. I tasted it at lunch time, and it was quite good, even without salt. Maybe a little dry for eating straight. But probably fine for using in recipes.
I don’t have canning salt, and I read that regular salt isn’t recommended because it has additives. My Himalayan Pink salt has no additives, but it naturally contains minerals. Mr. Google is giving me half and half use it-don’t use it answers. Do any of you ever use Himalayan Pink salt? Or should I just go buy some canning salt for next time?
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Did my mandarin oranges today. I don’t think I will be inclined to do them again. I’m too OCD about removing the pith and any other stringies I could get off. It took me two hours standing there fiddling with them! I decided to only do one of the two 3# bags I had bought.
But, no worries about the other bag! I found a recipe for orange jelly, using just the juice that I am eager to try. 🤗