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Updated How to Can App Now Available

7/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

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The updated How to Cann app is now available inside the free MOTHER EARTH NEWS Library appJust in time for canning season, the free MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Can app, available for both and Android devices, is freshly updated.

The app features science-based, research-tested U.S. Department of Agriculture instructions and processing times for both boiling water-bath and pressure-canned fruits and vegetables. It also includes information on how much a bushel of peaches should weigh, for example, and how many quarts of canned peaches you’ll get from that bushel. Because the app works on your phone, it’s handy to consult at the farmers market, so you’ll know how much food you’ll have put by if you buy that lug of fresh berries or bushel of sweet corn.

The updated version includes information for pressure-canning asparagus, whole-kernel corn, okra and succotash, as well as water-bath canning information for mixed fruit cocktail, stewed rhubarb, peach salsa, three kinds of pie filling (apple, cherry and peach), fruit purees, strawberry-rhubarb jelly and blueberry-spice jam. With the app on your phone or tablet, you can take it right into the kitchen.

The updated version also includes the 10 fruits and vegetables in the original app, including seven ways to preserve tomatoes, from whole-in-juice to salsa. The original app also includes handy charts with processing times (which account for elevation changes as well), and easy-to-understand explanations and directions for pressure-canning that will defuse any fear you may have.

To get this handy app, first download the free MOTHER EARTH NEWS library app from either the iTunes App Store or Google Play, then select How to Can from inside the library app. If you already have How to Can, be sure to update to the current version within the MOTHER EARTH NEWS library app.

Whether you put up just a few jars of your favorite jelly or fill your pantry with dozens of colorful jars of home-canned food, this free canning app will be your new best friend. And while you’re grabbing the canning app, be sure to check out our full app collection

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7/24/2013 4:36:46 PM

 I don't even have a phone in my house much less than a cell phone that can use apps...I agree I need the PDF form! Perhaps there is a way to request the PDF? It would have to be simple I'm not very good with computers!

7/22/2013 10:57:43 PM

I am with you on that one Bigealge....thanks! I do love this site however and wished they would make it easier for those of us who are older than dirt and make it available on PDF. 

7/22/2013 8:19:37 PM

Bedeagle, you are so right.  Technology is great but noone talks to each other.  How do you get to know someone if you don't talk to that person face to face?


7/22/2013 4:13:44 PM

And what about those of us who are still smarter than our phones.. and who are old enough to recall a tablet as being a notebook for writing notes on... or for those even a little older than dirt, a stone tablet for scratching hieroglyphics on... please make these things available as a pdf for those of us who refuse to get in the groove with all the "mind blowing" technology that is slowly draining our nation of people that can still think for themselves 

7/22/2013 3:08:05 PM

This is awesome! I just shared on my canning and preserving page so all can find it and enjoy!

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