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Canning with The Diva!™
46 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Natural Thickening Agents Safe for Home Canning
In this informative episode, The Canning Diva® shares safe thickening agents for use when home canning a variety of recipes. Thickeners like pectin and ClearJel®, also known as Canning Gel, are safe and effective as are various foods like finely chopped apples. With each natural thickening option, Diane shares a delicious canning recipe. She also dives into the chemical make-up of each thickener as well as its best uses, so you may decide what is best and most effective when canning in your home kitchen. Additionally in this episode she shares the science and math behind the various agents so you have a thorough understanding of each and how best to use them when canning.
29 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Chicken Tortilla Soup Canning Recipe
I just love a good, hearty soup, especially in the winter months and even more so in early spring when it’s gloomy, dark and rainy. In this episode, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, shares her authentic recipe which boasts a true Tex-Mex flavor. With several fun ingredients like black beans, dried árbol peppers, green chilies and cumin this delicious soup will sure to please. She gives listeners step-by-step instructions, provides ingredient variations and shares pressure canning tips to help ensure proper and safe processing. Learn how to preserve yummy soups all year ‘round with The Canning Diva® and have a fully stocked pantry ready for any rainy day life may throw your way.
46 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Canning FAQs with The Canning Diva®
Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, takes to the air waves the answers to those canning questions burning on canners minds. Using her website and social media to gather questions, The Canning Diva shares detailed answers to questions like, “What is Canning Gel?”, “Why are my jars covered in a white film after processing?”, and “How do I adjust the processing time or psi if I live in a different elevation?”. Whether you are new to canning or have been canning for seasons, this episode dives into many specifics on how to keep food safe, proper processing times, altitude, thickening agents and long-term food storage. Be sure to grab a pen and paper for this one! You don’t want to miss it!Have a question for The Canning Diva®? Get your canning or food preservation question answered in an upcoming podcast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging @CanningDiva on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
34 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
What is Fermentation and How to Create Raw Sauerkraut in a Jar
In the episode, Diane, The Canning Diva® shares with you valuable information about the fermentation process, its many health benefits and gives listeners an easy recipe using green cabbage. Home canning offers several ways to use natural fermentation, which is different from pickling. Fermentation is one of the simplest methods of preserving food and has the added benefit of making the food more nutritious. Learn how to create sauerkraut in a jar using cold storage so you may enjoy it in meals throughout the year.
28 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Immune Boosting Properties When Home Canning Gingerroot
Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva® , is working hard to give you all immune boosting recipes to help you throughout this cold and flu season - no matter where you are in tuning in from across the world. Canners everywhere are working hard to have healthy meals and foods in a jar to get them throughout each month, especially in the winter. Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, asthma, diabetes, menstrual irregularities and hypertension – just to name a few. The medicinal, chemical, and pharmacological properties of ginger have been extensively reviewed. In this episode, Diane will share the history and healthy benefits of gingerroot and give two recipes you may preserve any time of the year - Lemon-Ginger Jelly and Ginger Tea.
18 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Boosting Your Immune System with Asparagus Soup
Fellow Canners, we are in the midst of the cold-and-flu season and many areas of the world are still working to combat COVID-19. In this, and several upcoming episodes, my goal is to give you immune-boosting recipes you may create and preserve in a jar. It is imperative we do all we can to keep our immune systems balanced and give our bodies the support they need when fighting off bacteria and viruses. In today’s episode we are going to focus on the vital micronutrients of asparagus. Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables – it is high in folic acid, is a good source of potassium, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins contains vitamins A, B6, and C. I will walk through each step of my Asparagus Soup recipe so you may have this healthy soup on your pantry shelf throughout the winter months.
38 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Top 10 Rules of Pressure Canning
Author of The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, shares her top ten rules of pressure canning helping listeners stay safe in the kitchen and conquer their fears of using a pressure canner. In this episode, The Canning Diva® will also provide you with several valuable tips for successful pressure canning of low acid foods. Learn how to safely and confidently pressure can food in jars so you may have soups, stews, meat, meals-in-a-jar and more on your pantry shelf for years to come.
26 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Home Canning Your Fall Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Although pumpkin and squash last for months in dry storage, preserving their freshness in a jar will ensure you may enjoy them well into next spring and summer! Having home canned pumpkin is a great alternative to store bought. In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares prepping and canning techniques to help you easily peel and cut pumpkins, squash and gourds and gives you safe canning advice. She also shares with you a popular recipe from her cookbook, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, Pumpkin with White Beans and Bacon. One of the most flavorful, yet simple canning recipes. Now, if you are not a meat eater – no worries, omit the bacon. Vegan? No problem, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Not a fan of pumpkin – not a problem, simply substitute the pumpkin with two medium butternut squash. The Canning Diva® teaches listeners how to create this hearty recipe to suite your lifestyle.
33 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Hunting Season Means Canning Venison
Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, dives into canning wild game in this informative episode of Canning with The Diva!™. She shares a variety of reasons why consuming venison is far better than beef, how to properly prepare your venison for cooking and canning, shares some math and techniques to help you plan your canning yield and gives listeners a delicious recipe to preserve in a jar, Venison Steak Diane.
32 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Understanding Botulism When Home Canning
While the Internet and social media are wonderful tools we all use in our everyday lives, they also give many the platform to share misinformation and create a stressful environment filled with contempt. I am sure we have all experienced this stress at one time or another, especially in canning groups administrated by uneducated amateurs who proclaim to be experts. There is nothing worse than a keyboard warrior in a canning group who possesses limited knowledge of the bacterium, wielding scare-tactics and fear in an effort to prevent canners from enjoying the time-honored craft of home canning and preserving. In this episode, The Canning Diva® ends the misguided fear of contracting botulism while home canning. Learn what botulism is, how to kill it, and what you can do to stay safe when home canning and preserving food in your kitchen.Click on the various links to dive deeper into the facts, data, and statistics referenced above.https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/botulismhttp://www.ph.lacounty.gov/acd/procs/b73/DiseaseChapters/B73Botulism.pdfhttps://www.cdc.gov/botulism/pdf/bot-manual.pdfhttps://www.cdc.gov/botulism/consumer.htmlhttps://www.encyclopedia.com/medicine/diseases-and-conditions/pathology/botulismhttps://www.who.int/activities/promoting-safe-food-handlinghttps://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/clostridium-botulinum
23 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Canning Sweet Potatoes
In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares a very easy pressure canning recipe so you may preserve these beauties in a jar. Once in a jar, The Canning Diva® shares two easy recipes so you may learn how to create and bake a Sweet Potato Pie and a popular side dish, Creamed Sweet Potatoes & Sage, using your home canned sweet potatoes.Sweet potatoes have many health benefits and are jam-packed with nutrients. Sweet potatoes are known to help manage diabetes, prevent Vitamin A deficiency and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Loaded with fiber, be sure to add this root crop to your Canning To-Do List every fall canning season!
47 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Savoring the Flavors of Thanksgiving in a Jar
Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but wouldn't it be nice to enjoy those nostalgic flavors anytime you want, without all the lengthy prep-work? In this episode Diane, The Canning Diva®, teaches you how to preserve some of your Thanksgiving leftovers and gives listeners money-saving tips by incorporating home canning into your holiday food planning, shopping and meal-prep. The Canning Diva® will walk you through these four (4) Thanksgiving-inspired recipes and share fun tips and techniques along the way:· Turkey and Turkey with Gravy· Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce· Cranberry-Apple Jam· Fall Pot Roast
14 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Canning with The Diva!™ Podcast Rebirth with Diane Devereaux
I am so excited to relaunch my podcast, Canning with The Diva!™, greatly expanding upon my time as a co-host on The Survival Mom Radio Network. Whether you are well versed in food preservation or new to the concept, my podcast series will remove the fear and give every listener the confidence to water bath, pressure can, dehydrate and so much more. The goal is to ensure you have a well-rounded food supply year-after-year. In this introduction episode, I give you a bit of insight into my life growing up, share a bit about my profession and experiences in disaster management and why I started The Canning Diva®. I will also share what every listener can expect from me and my weekly podcasts so you too may master the art and craft of home canning and food preservation.
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