The Trailer Park Homesteader: Fall Canning – Soups and Stews

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October 2, 2014 –

Fall Canning: Soups and Stews

As the weather cools down many of us will soon be snuggling up and enjoying a hot bowl of soup. In this episode, Sharon shares two of her favorite recipes. The first recipe is for a hearty vegetable-beef soup and the second is chili con carne. She also explains not only the steps to making both of these recipes, but also how to can them. Follow along and get your fall canning started today!



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The Canning Diva: All Things Blueberry

blueberriesSeptember 5, 2014 – Learn how to use and preserve the delicious, and healthy, blueberry in this fun episode with The Canning Diva®!  She shares two easy recipes and their many uses all geared around the blueberry.  Blueberry Pie Filing and Blueberry Lime Jam are yours for the making!  You will be surprised at how easy and versatile this yummy berry can be and how having it on hand will provide delicious comfort when the going gets rough!

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

The Wisconsin Vegetable GardenerAugust 28, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Holly Baird at The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and it’s all about gardening and canning today!  Both Holly and Karen Lynn share a passion for gardening and canning and their enthusiasm is definitely contagious!  Join in on the gardening and canning conversation!

Holly and her husband Joey share video tutorials and an online digital Gardening magazine at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and Holly shares a ton of knowledge and resources.

If you love gardening and canning make sure to tune in to this show!

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Have an idea or a question for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at [email protected]


Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Canning Chat & Applesauce Wars

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August 21, 2014:   Come join Karen Lynn for some Canning Chat and some fun stories about her and her husband’s Applesauce Wars!  As we approach the end of August Karen Lynn’s show this week  is all about her love of the art of canning and her best canning tips and strategies for all of you!

She will also share how her and her husband make the long arduous and sometimes tiring task of canning fresh local produce more fun for them and the family!

Karen Lynn will also share that tomorrow is her birthday and in a few days it’s her and her husband’s Silver 25th Wedding Anniversary and to top it all of she is celebrating a Bloggiversary too!

August is truly an exciting and momentous month for Karen Lynn make sure to tune in and join in on the fun!

Show Resources:

 Karen Lynn’s Primitive Canning Pantry Cupboard

Secrets To Making Your Very Own Prized Pickles

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Canning Chat:  The Right Tool For The Right Job

Favorite Apples To Can:

Ginger Gold



Also remember to experiment with different apples even if they aren’t always the no. 1 recommended apple for applesauce they may just surprise you!

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at [email protected]


The Canning Diva: Canning Essentials Checklist

Diane Devereaux - Episode 30 - Canning Essentials ChecklistJune 20, 2014: Canning utilizes many tools to safely and efficiently “put up” as much fresh produce and meals as possible. In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares some of her tried and true essentials with listeners in hopes to enhance your personal canning successes batch after batch!

The Canning Diva: Traveling with Your Home Canned Goods

Traveling with Your Home Canned GoodsJune 13, 2014: This time of year many are making travel plans which may include camping or an extended RV trip. Learn how to incorporate your home canned goods into meal planning and preparing while traveling. The Canning Diva® shares with listeners many of her family’s camping meals using her home canned arsenal, tips on proper storage and use as well as a simple fun, simple recipe for making Campfire Pies!

The Canning Diva: Signature Strawberry Salsa & Marinade

The Canning Diva: Signature Strawberry Salsa & MarinadeMay 23, 2014:  The Canning Diva® shares her self-created recipe in this fun segment of Canning with The Diva!  This dual-purpose strawberry salsa is not only a delicious combination of sweet and heat it make an amazing marinade for meat and fish.  She will also give you several uses for this one-of-a-kind comfort item to add to your pantry shelves.  Perfect with berry season fast approaching!

The Trailer Park Homesteader: 5 Steps to Becoming More Self-Sufficient

More Self-SufficientMay 15, 2014: Sharon begins her first show by introducing you to her family and how they homestead in a trailer park. She explains certain challenges her family faced on their journey to become more self-sufficient and the steps they took to overcome these. Sharon also shares some of the mistakes she made when she first started out trying to homestead. Through persistence and hard work, her little homestead began to take shape.

Next she shares the first five steps her family took to becoming more self-sufficient including: making their own homemade products, growing their own food, preserving the food, simplifying where they could and looking into having different means of income.

Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.

Find More Information Here: 5 Ways to Becoming More Self-Sufficient


The Canning Diva: Natural Thickening Agents, Part 1 of 2

Natural Thickening Agents - Part 1March 28, 2014: In this informative series The Canning Diva™ explores the variety of thickening agents used in home canning. From powdered pectin to Canning Gel, she dives into the variety of agents and their uses and teaches listeners how to use each thickener efficiently when creating jams, jellies, preserves and pie fillings. She will share techniques on how to get your jam to “set” properly as well as give a fun berry jam recipe you may enjoy this upcoming berry season. This is a two part series you won’t want to miss!