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.
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.
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