It had been a brutal snow & ice storm but there I was, on the porch with my newborn balanced on my hip, cooking eggs on our propane stove. 


In 33 degree weather. 


Not the healthy breakfast, snuggled around our family’s kitchen I’d envisioned. But we were among the 200,000 people of Oregon who lost power for more than a week after a storm took out hundreds of miles of power lines as ice-laden trees toppled.


No power for nine days. No hearty soups & stews made with love. No warm and cozy meals to comfort us inside while the wind and snow came down outside. 


Instead our home was damp from icy rain & sleet, so we nailed blankets over the windows to keep as much heat in as possible.


And so there I was, trying to cook eggs (with one hand) outside in the cold. And I was a little frustrated with myself. Why was I in this position?


“How do I not have it more together than this?”


The warnings had been there. First, the worst fire season on record for our state (we had been forced to evacuate while I was pregnant), stay-at-home orders, threats of lockdowns, bare shelves, lines at grocery stores, unrest in the bigger cities over the summer, and more recently, cargo ships unable to offload at local ports. 


Distant learning, schools back in sessi...oh, nope, nevermind. Back to online classes. 


All I want to do is close the door on the outside world + gather my loved ones around our table. Shut out the noise, to nourish, nurture, and focus on my family. 


Without worrying about whether or not stores will be open (or whether we’ll be allowed in or not). Or that shelves may be bare. Or if there will be limits on who can go in. Or how many people can go inside at one time. And all the other things mamas worry about, like preservatives and additives to the “shelf-stable” foods (yuck).


Through it all I realized there are a few things I *can* do:


  • First is that as a mom, the one thing I *can* do is prepare my home & family
  • Growing some of our own produce eases my mind.. 
  • Finding good quality produce (that we *can’t* grow) can provide added nutrients. 


And learning how to preserve that healthy, nourishing food so that it lasts


  • Without chemicals or preservatives.
  • Without cardboard-tasting MREs 
  • Or relying solely on dry goods (because when the power goes out, turning dried beans into a wholesome meal on a propane stove is less than ideal, my friend #askmehowiknow)


But jars filled to the brim (well, with the appropriate amount of headspace that is!) of goodness that we can enjoy no matter what is happening outside. Not only can we take care of our immediate family, but our friends, and communities.


Because here is what I’ve come to realize: 


It’s unlikely that the whole world’s going to end & you need a bunker. 


What’s more likely is a few weeks that you’ll need to take care of your family. 

But a short period of time that *feels* like a long period of time when you’re not prepared




Before You Can A Single Can...




Throughout these classes you'll get step-by-step training so you'll soon feel at ease preparing wholesome, shelf-stable foods even if you've never canned before.

You'll learn useful new skills like:

  • How to pressure can low-acid foods
  • How to calculate the saltwater brine for a ferment
  • How to dehydrate properly
  • And more!

You're going to feel confident, excited, and ready to tackle new canning and fermenting recipes easy-peasy.


We’re twisting the lid off...

50 Nutrient Dense 

Food Preservation Recipes

Perfect for the woman who wants to stock her pantry & focus on her family 


Receive canning & fermenting recipes using seasonal produce so that you can keep your pantry stocked with delicious, healthy, homemade food that nourishes your family (no matter what’s going on in the world).


  • Increase nutrient availability, reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and boost immunity with lacto fermented drinks & side dishes.
  • Learn how to make your own kombucha (and care for your new SCOBY).
  • Discover *where* to find cheap & free quality produce (even if you don’t have your own garden). 
  • Understand good bacteria that naturally boosts your family’s immune system. 
  • Master the science behind canning so you’ll never be afraid of making your family sick. 
  • Know the A-Z of canning & fermenting equipment (even if you can’t tell the difference between a water bath and a bubble bath right now).
  • Alphabetized digital recipe list sorted by main ingredient so that you can quickly decide what to preserve based on what you have on hand. 
  • Avoid the most common mistakes *everyone* makes when they first start canning.


Whether you’re brand new to canning & fermenting or a preservation pro, you’ll always be able to feed your family from your healthy storehouse (despite lockdowns, bare shelves, snow storms or even a zombie apocalypse). 



WHAT'S INCLUDED:

50 Seasonal Canning & Fermentation Recipes 

Modifying old canning recipes is never a safe idea; the biggest issue being botulism, a toxin that's caused by bacteria present in most foods but that creates spores which thrive under certain conditions. The safest (and best) way to preserve your food is to use currently tested, scientifically validated recipes from trusted sources, which is exactly what you’ll find inside the Nutrient Dense Food Preservation Recipes.


Plus: 

A collection of how-to, step-by-step videos for every recipe (downloadable & yours to keep) so that you can create your own library of canning recipes (accessible to you even if the internet goes down). 

Downloadable recipe instructions (PDF)



Headspace Chart

Headspace is the space at the top of the jar between the underside of the lid. Getting the right amount of headspace is important to assure a vacuum seal. Too little headspace and the contents may bubble out when air is being forced out from under the lid during processing. Too much and your food may discolor. In both cases the jar may not seal properly and the jar won’t be safe for storing. 


What you get:

This head space chart will give you a quick reference on how much headspace is needed when canning different foods so you’ll be more likely to get the perfect seal on your jars (and long term storage).

 


Canning Calendar

Preserving the harvest means growing (or buying) produce that’s perfectly in season (not imported) for your area so you start with the freshest ingredients. 

 

What you get:

A downloadable Canning Calendar to give ideas on what to can each season with what is currently ripening (so you’ll be ready for the upcoming season). 

 


Water vs Pressure Canning Guideline

To water bath or pressure can? Different foods require different preparation. This guide will give you the answer at your fingertips. 

 

What you get:

A quick reference sheet on which foods need to be pressure canned and which can be canned in a water bath.



 




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50+ Nutrient Dense Food Preservation Recipes



  • 50 Canning & fermentation recipes (yours to keep forever)
  • Ingredient List & Instructions for each recipe (downloadable + printable)
  • Canning & Fermenting Recipe Index
  • Online video series with each recipe



Preservation Skills Class Video Library:


  • Kombucha SCOBYs - What Are They and How Do You Take Care of Them? 
  • How to Find Cheap & Free Quality Produce to Preserve 
  • The Science of Good & Bad Bacteria in Food Preservation 
  • How to Use Canning and Fermenting Equipment 
  • How to Set Up & Use A Sauce Master


PLUS…

Headspace Chart (downloadable + printable)

Canning Calendar (downloadable + printable)

Water vs Pressure Canning Guide (downloadable + printable)


50 TRADITIONAL FOOD PRESERVATION RECIPES

One Time Payment of $97 

*you may be prompted to sign up for a Teachable account prior to payment processing*


Guarantee


If you aren’t able to increase nutrient availability with homemade lacto fermented drinks, side dishes, and condiments...you deserve your money back. 


If you haven’t learned how to take of your SCOBY...you deserve your money back.  


If you haven’t discovered *where* to find cheap & free quality produce (even if you don’t have your own garden)...you deserve your money back. 


If you don’t feel more confident in water bath & pressure canning soups & stews without making your family sick...you deserve your money back. 


If you don’t feel like you can avoid the most common mistakes *everyone* makes when they start canning...you deserve your money back. 


You have my word (and my 30-day money-back guarantee)


50+ Nutrient Dense Food Preservation Recipes

  • 50 Canning & fermentation recipes (yours to keep forever)
  • Ingredient List & Instructions for each recipe (downloadable + printable)
  • Canning & Fermenting Recipe Index
  • Online video series with each recipe

Preservation Skills Class Video Library:


  • Kombucha SCOBYs - What Are They and How Do You Take Care of Them? 
  • How to Find Cheap & Free Quality Produce to Preserve 
  • The Science of Good & Bad Bacteria in Food Preservation 
  • How to Use Canning and Fermenting Equipment 
  • How to Set Up & Use A Sauce Master


PLUS…

Headspace Chart (downloadable + printable)

Canning Calendar (downloadable + printable)

Water vs Pressure Canning Guide (downloadable + printable)


50 TRADITIONAL FOOD PRESERVATION RECIPES

One Time Payment of $97 

*you may be prompted to sign up for a Teachable account prior to payment processing*


Frequently Asked Questions



What equipment do I need to follow these recipes?

Most of our recipes use simple equipment you’ll find in your kitchen right now such as a large pot (or water bath canner), food processor, etc.
You may also want canning-specific tools such as tongs for removing hot lids and a lid magnet to pick up hot lids. Of course, an assortment of jars, new lids, and rust-free rings as well.  If you plan to can soups, broths and meats, you'll need a pressure canner as well.



Will you teach me the foundational skills of canning and fermenting successfully?

Yes! I'll be adding season specific video tutorials that teach you the basic principles of canning and fermenting so you get off on the right foot.

We will cover topics like:

Which equipment to buy
How to pressure can
How to water bath can
Fruit ferments
Vegetable ferments
Making vinegars
And more!


Do I need to have a garden to take advantage of this course?

Nope. Having a garden full of veggies is fantastic, but if you don't have one there are so many other ways of finding free or cheap organic produce for canning and fermenting. We'll be addressing this topic in depth inside the membership!



How much time does this take?



Each recipe lists the time it takes to prep the produce, and also consider the time it takes to boil water and sanitize jars. Setting aside a few hours once a week will help you fill your storehouse bit by bit (every little bit counts). Most of the videos are only 5-15 minutes long.



Can I keep the recipes?



Each recipe comes with a how-to video that walks you through the steps of creating that item. There is also a printable recipe for you to follow along with (which includes how long to pressure bath your jars depending on your altitude). Please feel free to download & print every recipe.




I don’t have a garden to grow produce - how do I find enough produce to can?



No problem! Even if you do have a garden you can never tell which years will yield a bumper crop and which won’t. But there are still a lot of places where you can find great quality (and yet still cheap) produce so you can, well, can. Be sure to watch the How to Find Cheap & Free Quality Produce to Preserve video lesson as soon as you sign up!. 



How safe is canning? I hear people can get sick? 



Canning recipes *can* be risky; the biggest issue being botulism, a toxin that's caused by bacteria present in most foods but that creates spores which thrive under certain conditions. The safest (and best) way to preserve your food is using currently tested, scientifically validated recipes from trusted sources, which is exactly what you’ll find inside these Nutrient Dense Food Preservation Recipes.



How long can fermented and canned goods last?



Fermented foods stored in the refrigerator (or a cool root cellar) can last up to three months (though most of the recipes will be eaten up before then). For pressure canned goods, according to current USDA guidelines, once you preserve your food you have one year to eat that to get the best nutrient value out of that. (But canned goods are perfectly fine to eat for several years thereafter!)


How do I get my questions about canning or fermenting answered?

It's fast and easy. Once inside the membership you'll have access to the members only private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get a detailed answer within 24 hours Monday-Friday.


50+ Nutrient Dense Food Preservation Recipes

  • 50 Canning & fermentation recipes (yours to keep forever)
  • Ingredient List & Instructions for each recipe (downloadable + printable)
  • Canning & Fermenting Recipe Index
  • Online video series with each recipe

Preservation Skills Class Video Library:


  • Kombucha SCOBYs - What Are They and How Do You Take Care of Them? 
  • How to Find Cheap & Free Quality Produce to Preserve 
  • The Science of Good & Bad Bacteria in Food Preservation 
  • How to Use Canning and Fermenting Equipment 
  • How to Set Up & Use A Sauce Master


PLUS…

Headspace Chart (downloadable + printable)

Canning Calendar (downloadable + printable)

Water vs Pressure Canning Guide (downloadable + printable)


50 TRADITIONAL FOOD PRESERVATION RECIPES

One Time Payment of $97 

*you may be prompted to sign up for a Teachable account prior to payment processing*