Canning with The Diva!

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Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva™, is a Michigan native who has lived in the Greater Grand Rapids area for more than a decade.  As a teen, she enjoyed raising hogs and beef cattle in northern Michigan. Diane started home-canning one summer as a thirteen year old girl. She immediately grew a passion for the art.

Diane has made it her goal to teach these time-honored traditions to those who wish to receive the many benefits offered from home canning and preserving.  She is presently enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College Culinary Arts Program through the internationally renowned Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to achieve her certification as a Private Chef.

New shows every Friday, hosted by Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva™.

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The Canning Diva: Summer Vegetable Canning, Part 1

The Canning Diva: Summer Vegetable Canning - Part 1August 1, 2014:  Summer yields garden harvest across the globe – specifically those delicious vegetables we’ve patiently waited all season long to produce! In this three-part series, The Canning Diva® shares a variety of vegetable canning recipes so you may preserve the harvest. Throughout the series, listeners can expect a fun combination of water bathing and pressure canning recipes designed for both novice and veteran canners. In this episode, The Canning Diva® teaches you how to preserve Green Beans with Bacon & Black Pepper as well as Borscht, also known as Beet Soup!

The Canning Diva: Putting Up Peaches

The Canning Diva - Putting Up PeachesJuly 25, 2014:  Putting up peaches is a pastime many families have shared throughout the years. In this segment The Canning Diva® shares how to home can peach quarters in extra-light syrup as well as her self-created Peach Pistachio Conserve. Two wonderful recipes preserving the delicious peach so you may enjoy their freshness year ‘round!

The Canning Diva: Two Summertime Staples

The Canning Diva: Two Summertime StaplesJuly 18, 2014:  Raw Sauerkraut and Tex-Mex Corn Relish are staples at our summer family excursions not to mention are a great topping to many summertime dishes like hotdogs and bratwursts. In this episode The Canning Diva® shares her simple recipes and their delicious uses so you too many enjoy adding fun summertime flair to any occasion!

The Canning Diva: Summer in a Jar

Summer in a JarJuly 11, 2014: Enjoy these fun summer recipes inspired by the tastes of summer harvest fruits! Incorporating cherries, strawberries and more will sure to give you something to cheer about this winter! Learn how to create something fun and new as The Canning Diva shares her self-created recipes in this fun segment of Canning with The Diva!

The Canning Diva: FAQ Your Canning Questions Answered, Part 2

The Canning Diva: FAQ Your Canning Questions Answered Part 2July 4, 2014:  Ever have a canning and preserving question burning on your mind but were too concerned your question may be trite or silly, therefore you forego asking? Well, no question is a dumb question – especially when learning a new skill! In this two part segment, The Canning Diva® answers questions submitted on her Facebook Page. She encourages listeners to explore the fun art of home canning and preserving by simplifying the process and elevating the fears!

The Canning Diva: FAQ Your Canning Questions Answered Part 1

FAQ Your Canning Questions Answered Part 1June 27, 2014: Ever have a canning and preserving question burning on your mind but were too concerned your question may be trite or silly, therefore you forego asking?  Well, no question is a dumb question – especially when learning the skill and art of home canning and preserving.  In this segment, The Canning Diva® answers you questions submitted via Facebook, direct emails and various online posts.  The best way to learn how to master a skill is to ask questions which shed light on the topic and lend way to gaining more experience.  Enjoy this informative segment with The Canning Diva®, and who knows, your very question may be answered here today!

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: Dehydrating Basics

Dehydrating BasicsJune 6, 2014: Maximizing a foods shelf life and retaining its flavor plus nutritional value through dehydrating, or drying foods. In this fun segment with The Canning Diva® learn the basics of how to dehydrate foods at home. She will share useful tips, describe the many benefits of having dehydrated food on hand and the essentials needed for proper drying.