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Canning 101

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Learn home canning basics and easy-to-follow recipes to make pickles, strawberry jam and taqueria carrots.

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Canning is a fun, simple way to preserve your food and support local farmers. In this beginner's class, expert Illene Sofranko teaches you the in and outs from tools and materials to finishing and storing. You'll learn to make pickles, strawberry jam and taqueria carrots step by step.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Pickling
Make your own pickles (and other pickled veggies) in a snap! From cleaning and prepping to making a brine, Illene's got you covered.
2. Jamming
3. Bonus: Taqueria Carrots

Recommended with this class

  • Basic canning supplies: canning jars, stockpot and jar lifter

Taught by

Illene Sofranko
Illene Sofranko
Illene Sofranko is owner and founder of The Urban Canning Company in St. Petersburg, Florida, which offers a range of handcrafted and naturally preserved foods. With a long family history of canning, Illene maintains traditional methods and works closely with local farms to make the most of seasonal produce.

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