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Water bath canning is a great way to start for beginners. There is no scary equipment, the start-up cost is minimal, and there is less margin for error.Water bath canning is a safe method for preserving high-acid foods only.

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Did you know that putting a wooden spoon over the top of a pot of boiling water or any other liquid will keep it from boiling over?

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from Food in Jars

New to Canning? Start Here: Boiling Water Bath Canning

New to Canning? Start Here: Boiling Water Bath Canning | **BEST basic canning resource so far! Also: want to buy her book.**

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10 Steps to Water-Bath Canning-- processing jam, chutney and fruit butter in a boiling water bath ensures safe storage at room temperature for up to a year.

10 Steps to Water-Bath Canning-- processing jam, chutney and fruit butter in a boiling water bath ensures safe storage at room temperature for up to a year.

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Cooking bacon in water: lighter, more flavor, more evenly cooked. Put bacon strips in frying pan, just cover with water, cook on high until the water has boiled off, then turn down the heat and cook until crisp.

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from About.com Food

7 Steps to Safe Home Canning

Boiling water bath instructions (no pressure cooker required - for acidic veggies and fruits only! List included) Equipment A large, tall pot A rack to fit inside the pot Canning jars with two-piece lids A timer A jar lifter or tongs

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