How to Make Your Own Preserves

Canning and pickling are back in a big way, and it's easier than you think! If you know how to boil water, you can stock away sweet, juicy, peak-season produce in a few simple steps.

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Fill the jars. Ladle in the cooked fruit or veggies using a wide-mouth funnel, leaving the headspace -- the room at the top of the jar, which allows food to expand and a vacuum to form -- called for in your recipe.

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