Tip # 1 ~ When you can food, and take the jars out of the canner, while they are still hot, use a crayon to write the date or whatever you like on the lid. When they cool, it will stay in place nicely.
Tips # 2 ~If when you are growing tomatoes, something always bites or ruins them about the time they get fully ripe, pick them a little earlier than that and let them ripen in the kitchen. Often, that will save them, and I promise they will still taste very good.
Tip # 3 ~ If you keep a cow or milk goats, you can use a metal mesh coffee strainer to strain your milk. Here you can see how I place it at an angle inside of my canning funnel. It works wonderfully well and fast!
Tip # 4 ~ I blogged about this last year, but want to mention it again ~ put a little apple cider vinegar and a drop of dish detergent in a shallow bowl and set it out in the kitchen. The fruit flies will drown.
That's it for now! This post is linked up with Simple Lives Thursday #54 !