How to Make Your Own Preserves Share Print 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. Prev Next 12/18 Step 7 Stir the contents of the jar with the handle of a clean wooden spoon to remove air bubbles. Wipe the rims with a towel, then top with the lids and screw on the bands. Get our best 30-minute dinner ideas now!