Canning with The Diva!™

Canning with The Diva!™

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, is a nationally-syndicated food preservation expert and award-winning author who has spent over 25 years mastering the art and craft of home canning and food preservation. This podcast will share delicious water bath and pressure canning recipes from all three of her published works, will give tips and techniques on how to preserve food in jars, dehydrate, freeze and so much more. Diane will also share culinary techniques, dive into the science and math used to safely preserve food and provide her personal experiences along the way. Learn how to safely preserve food for long-term storage in this rebirth of Diane's long-standing podcast, Canning with The Diva!™.

Episodes

November 12, 2023 35 mins

According to folklore, eating black eyed peas and collard greens with pork and corn bread on New Year's Day symbolizes wealth and prosperity. So why not preserve their goodness and enjoy this delicious symbol any time of the year.

In this episode of Canning with The Diva!, Diane shares a recipe from her cookbook, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, Southern Collard Greens. She dives into the details on how to safely preserv...

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In this delicious episode of Canning with The Diva!™, Diane Devereaux shares some amazing information about the many nutritional values of consuming venison meat. She also shares tips on keeping it from drying out when pressure canning. Plus, learn how to create her Red Wine Venison Stew and tune in to learn a variety of ingredient substitutions to customize the stew to your dietary needs.

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October 12, 2023 20 mins

Get ready to embark on a mouthwatering journey into the world of canning as we ladle out the secrets to preserving the freshest flavors in our episode, Canning Vegetable Soup.  Join your host, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, as we chop, season, and savor our way through the process of creating the perfect vegetable soup that's not only delicious but shelf-stable too!

In this episode, we'll be spilling the beans (pun in...

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September 21, 2023 37 mins

In this fun episode, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, shares with listeners three delicious peach canning recipes so you may preserve fresh peaches. Whether you wish to preserve peach slices in a light syrup, a chutney or a simple jam, this episode has it all.

Diane will share with you the ingredients and steps used to create Lazy Peaches which retain the nutrients and colors from leaving the peach peel intact. She will also shar...

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September 14, 2023 38 mins

The Canning Diva® is so excited to be back in the studio recording for her listeners! In this episode she shares an update on her personal life, her mom’s health, the launch of her new online Canning University and shares two delicious recipes to remedy the recent “Peppergate” issue many gardeners across America have faced this growing season.

Learn how to create and preserve Sweet Pickle Relish using cucumbers and sweet peppers and...

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In this fun episode, The Canning Diva® shares the nutritional aspects of canning carrots and provides listeners with three easy ways to preserve carrots in jars. Whether you grow your own or use store-bought carrots, her simple and delicious home canned Carrot Soup recipe makes for a quick, healthy lunch or the perfect solution to help ward off the cold and flu bug with a much-needed vitamin boost. 

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Gain knowledge and instruction in this informative podcast with The Canning Diva®. In this episode, Diane shares with listeners the instructions and steps to safely preserve beans and legumes in Mason jars for long-term storage. 

Having home canned, ready-to-eat beans in your pantry is an economical way to ensure protein is part of your food storage plan. Canning dried beans also saves you time in the kitchen from having to pre-soak...

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December 23, 2022 24 mins

The Canning Diva®  gives listeners tips and instructions to safely preserve sweet potatoes in a jar. Take advantage of seasonal savings at your local grocer and get these beauts in a glass jar today! 

Plus, she shares with you a variety of ways to enjoy cooking your home canned sweet potatoes and gives you an ingredient tip on how to candy sweet potatoes in a jar for later use.

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The Canning Diva® shares with listeners how to safely preserve ground beef in jars for long-term storage. Whether you buy, raise or grind your own beef roasts, having ground beef handy makes meal preparation easier and faster. The same rings true having pre-cooked ground beef in a jar on your pantry shelf which is a benefit of home canning. Home canning ground beef also saves valuable freezer space. 

Use these simple instructions to...

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December 5, 2022 38 mins

The Elderberry is used to make wine, jam, syrup and even pie filling! IT has been known to help medicinally by supporting the immune system and having antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits - specifically the Sambucus Nigra variety. Diane, The Canning Diva®, shares with listeners vital information on how to safely use elderberries as well as how to make and can Elderberry Syrup. 

Listeners may also reap the benefits of l...

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November 23, 2022 26 mins

This delicious soup is one of The Diva’s favorites to enjoy during the cold winter months. It has an array of proteins and fresh vegetables so you may give your family a healthy, filling meal in minutes. Serve the soup with a slice of hot-from-the-oven beer bread or with a handful of oyster crackers.

Tune into this episode and learn how to make this amazing soup with The Canning Diva®. She shares with listeners the step-by-step meth...

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November 16, 2022 34 mins

The Canning Diva® shares with listeners 5 helpful tips so canners, new and old, may purchase the pressure canner perfect for their needs and their budget. Diane explores the variety of options, discusses yield and output, shares with listeners costs and availability and even provides listeners with what has worked well for her in her home kitchen.

Diane, The Canning Diva®, takes this episode a step further to really get listeners th...

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In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares how the Presto Precise® Digital Pressure Canner has changed the way she preserves low acid foods. She gives listeners the skinny on how to incorporate this amazing appliance into your everyday life so you may preserve low acid foods on the regular. She takes you through the simple steps to use it and compares it to the traditional stovetop canners. 

While this amazing invention will never re...

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August 12, 2022 48 mins

With countless tomato varieties available today, it is often difficult for new canners to know which to use in home canning. In this episode, The Canning Diva®, shares her tips helping listeners determine which tomato is right for their home canning uses. 

Learn the many uses for the plumb, or Roma, tomato and the ways in which she maximized 8 bushels of canning, or Beefsteak, tomatoes with ease. Also in this episode, she ...

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June 29, 2022 34 mins

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva® , takes another fun dive into freeze drying with guest, Lorrie Reminga. In this episode, they dive a bit deeper into some of the nuances of freeze drying.  Lorrie shares tips on how to properly preserve your freeze dried foods and discusses the various accessories and trays that have helped along the way. They also dive into pre-freezing space and storage containers, how to use your freeze dryer t...

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Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, changes things up a bit in this informative episode with guest, Lorrie Reminga. Lorrie shares with listeners her experience with a Harvest Right freeze dryer, giving insight into how it works, the fun foods you can freeze dry, the costs involved and so much more! The Canning Diva® also shares the many benefits to freeze drying foods, its nutritional value when doing so and its amazing shelf-life!...

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June 14, 2022 32 mins

In this exciting episode, The Canning Diva dives into the art and craft of pickling as a means of food preservation. She will break down the science and the math in the required brine ratio to take low acid food and create a high acid environment. She dives into the reasoning and methodology behind the art of pickling and how to properly raw pack jars to maximize your yield. 

Diane, The Canning Diva, gives listeners two delicious ca...

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In this episode, The Canning Diva® teaches listeners various tips and what to store long-term as you build your food supply, including medicinal items and emergency essentials to productively round out your pantry. Preparedness isn’t just for preppers – it’s for everyone!

Why Stock Your Pantry Now?

A disaster is relative to you. It is what hits you personally and financially. A disaster could be the loss of income, a death in the fam...

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In this fun informational episode, The Canning Diva® explains her canning technique called, Raw Stacking. She gives listeners the Top 5 Advantages of raw stacking a canning recipe, shares how to use your frozen vegetables and meats, gives detailed information when using dried beans when raw stacking and shares why certain recipes may not be best suited to raw stack. 

Diane, The Canning Diva®, also gives listeners the instructions an...

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As a trailer to The Canning Diva®’s previous episode, Economical Canning Recipes During Inflation, Diane wanted to dive a bit deeper in this episode so you may learn how to safely preserve chicken in a jar for long-term food storage. 

With the increase in overall food costs affecting consumers, we see a drastic 8.5% increase in the cost of chicken and poultry. Before costs get even higher, The Canning Diva® shares seven important ti...

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