This topic contains 4 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by FreebieQueen March 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm.

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    Hello, I am a beginner at canning and I was wondering can you can fresh homemade salsa? Can you just water bath them or do you have to use a pressure cooker? Thanks!

  • #459223

    My dad cans salsa every year. It is just a 20 minute water bath.

  • #459235

    Frugal Mom
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    @bluefaith81 558566 wrote:

    Hello, I am a beginner at canning and I was wondering can you can fresh homemade salsa? Can you just water bath them or do you have to use a pressure cooker? Thanks!

    yes, you can as long as you use an approved recipe. here’s a link to the usda salsa recipes: http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_salsa.html or you can try the ball recipe: http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/zesty-salsa.

    make sure to adjust processing times based on altitude.

    hope this helps!

  • #460264

    Thanks for those links. You might want to try “Small Batch Preserving” by Top and Howard. An excellent reference for beginner or advanced cook.

  • #460271

    Does anyone have any ideas where a beginner canner can begin doing more research? I’m very interested in doing this, but I don’t know the terminology of canning and since I’m staying at home now, I’d like to do this and learn all sorts of different ways and different recipes of canning. Even maybe making homemade wine when I master canning.

    Gotta start somewhere and I do find deals alot, I just don’t like fruits and veggies going bad. We are doing compost and indoor gardening as well as freezing some stuff, but it seems like there is so much information, especially freezing, that I’m not sure where to begin. All this stuff is new to me and I’d like to bake bread, can, etc.

    Thanks guys

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    FreebieQueen
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    @ladyking4554 683499 wrote:

    Does anyone have any ideas where a beginner canner can begin doing more research? I’m very interested in doing this, but I don’t know the terminology of canning and since I’m staying at home now, I’d like to do this and learn all sorts of different ways and different recipes of canning. Even maybe making homemade wine when I master canning. Gotta start somewhere and I do find deals alot, I just don’t like fruits and veggies going bad. We are doing compost and indoor gardening as well as freezing some stuff, but it seems like there is so much information, especially freezing, that I’m not sure where to begin. All this stuff is new to me and I’d like to bake bread, can, etc. Thanks guys

    The best place to start for canning basics is here:

    https://www.budget101.com/content.php/257-Canning-Preserving

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