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We LOVE steam canning in our Carey/Nesco canner. While steam canning was not actually part of the design of the Carey, we have adapted a method that uses the functions of the Carey to produce an all steam environment for steam canning. Watch our video to see it in action! We’ll also provide the written instructions below.Continue reading “Steam Canning”
- egg yolks
- salt, any kind as long as isn’t Iodized
- In a glass container add a 1/2 inch thick layer of salt.
- Use an egg to create divots in the salt for each egg yolk. Keeping them at least 1/2 inch apart.
- Separate eggs and place the yolks in the divots (do not use a punctured yolk for this).
- Cover the yolks with salt until you can’t see any yellow.
- Place the salt covered yolks in the refrigerator for 1 week to cure.
- Remove the yolks, dust off the salt and wrap the yolks in cheesecloth.
- Hang the yolks to dry, in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.
- Once the yolks are firm and easy to grate, store them tightly covered in the refrigerator.
You can grate them anywhere you would add parmesan cheese
Pressure canning is an intimidating task for many people but when it comes to home canning of meat ( and all other low acid items ) it is the safest method. It also happens to be MUCH easier than most people think. Using the Carey/Nesco electric pressure canner makes it even easier.Continue reading “Canning Meat in a Carey/Nesco Canner”
SOS is not all about home food preservation but it is one of the ways we can SOS and the most common question we get is “What do I need to get started?”Continue reading “Getting started with home food preservation”
This is one of our most popular recipes on YouTube and in our house. It’s packed with flavor and great as a meal served in a bread bowl or with a warm, crusty bread on the side. You can adjust the amount of cheese to suit you own taste or even try it with different types of cheese. If you like broccoli cheddar soup this is guaranteed to be a hit!Continue reading “Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Panera Copycat”
This carrot soup is perfect on a cool autumn evening! It’s a great way to add a new dish to your repertoire with familiar ingredients in a simple recipe that comes together in about 30-40 minutes. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!Continue reading “Creamy Carrot Soup”
The recipe for this amazing black bean soup is super simple and takes only a few minutes of active cooking time before we let the crock-pot do its magic!Continue reading “Crock-Pot Black Bean Soup”
If you’ve spent any time in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, you’ve seen the skyline chili restaurants. If you’re a local, it’s a hometown favorite. This chili is NOT anything like a Texas style chili. It’s a little bit sweet with a little bit of spice and a flavor all its own.Continue reading “Copycat Skyline Chili!”