Kitchen Hints and Tips
Canning and Preserving

  • Attach canning labels to the lids instead of the sides of jelly jars to prevent the chore of removing the labels when the contents are gone.

Jams and Jellies

  • When boiling jellies and jams, a large glass marble placed in the pan is better than stirring with a spoon to prevent burning.
  • To determine when the jell point has been reached, put a little mixture on a very cold plate and draw a path through it with a knife. It the path stays and the jelly does not run together, the jell point has been reached.

Pickles

  • A ball of nylon net cleans and smoothes cucumbers when making pickles.

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