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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Sealing Jars

January 15, 2016

I have had several people to ask me how I air seal our jars. This is our air sealer>

I connect a cap and hose to the machine.

I have a Food Saver. There are different  models and ours came with two canisters that you can air seal. It did not come with a jar cap. I ordered our jar cap from Pleasant Hill Grain several years ago.

I simply connect to a port...

Set it to vacuum and Seal...

connect the other ind to the cap. This is the bottom of the cap...

I place the canning lid without the band to the jar....

Center the canning lid

Place the jar sealer cap over the top of the jar and canning lid...

On my unit I press this part down to turn it on and the vacuum starts.

It makes a very tight seal so I have to use a pop bottle opener...

This pop bottle end not the can opener end...

And that is it, the jar is sealed until you are ready to open it. This is good for dehydrated foods, cereal, most any kind of dry foods you want to keep fresh.

If you decide you want to dehydrate food, I highly recommend you to get a good dehydrating book. Some foods must be blanched which is not difficult at all but when I do canning or dehydrating I always follow my books. I also suggest for canning the ball canning book. 

I hope this helps, Grandma Donna

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