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Follow Microwave Standing Time Directions

When preparing a frozen dinner in the microwave, you will see that the directions always include a final statement such as, “Let stand two minutes in microwave.” This is followed by, “Carefully remove as product will be hot.” Yes, the product is hot, so the directive to let stand in microwave is a personal safety

Use A Pressure Canner For Low-Acid Food

If you are planning to home can green beans, peas, carrots or other low-acid vegetables this summer, process in a pressure canner. The acidity in the food determines if fruits or vegetables are processed in a pressure canner or a boiling water bath canner to control botulism bacteria. Low-acid vegetables and meats contain too little