In September of 2022, I asked my friend Anna of Smart Home Canning to co-host a podcast with me. We dove in and our canning and preserving podcast, Perfectly Preserved, releases an educational podcast episode once a week (on Wednesdays!) available wherever you listen to podcasts, or on our websites (known as ‘shownotes’).
Podcasts are radio style shows hosted on the internet. You can listen on Apple podcasts, on my blog from your smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer (click here), on Spotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts. You can click on any episode topic that interests you, share it with a friend, and best of all, subscribe so you never miss an episode.
Hosting a podcast was really the last thing Anna nor I needed to add to our very busy plates. We met online as canning friends (or, dare I say, canning influencers!) and then she hosted me in Ogden, Utah when I traveled to take the Master Food Preserver course. We affirmed that we were canning friends in real life as well as online. We kept in touch of course and shared back and forth the things we wished we could tell the new and experienced canners out there about saving time, canning safety, and best practices.
We knew we wanted Perfectly Preserved to be all information and very little chit chat. You know the podcasts where one host says, “How was your weekend?” and the other host shares for several minutes all the details of the weekend when you as the listener are just trying to wait for the diatribe to be over get to the reason you clicked on the podcast in the first place? We didn’t want that. Each episode of the Perfectly Preserved Podcast hits the ground running. We dive into the topic for the day, sharing what we know as Master Preservers, or with a guest who is an expert in their field. We love food preservation and we want to share that love with our listeners.
If you have food preservation questions or want to be on the show as an expert guest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We love answering questions on the episodes.
We want to keep creating this free, fun resource for the world, but we need your help to do it. If you listen, there’s several ways you can help. You can:
- Leave a rating and a written review. The reviews don’t have to be long but a quick written review really helps our show get seen by new eyes and thus listened to by new ears.
- Share the podcast with a friend. Share on social media (tag @thedomesticwildflower and @smarthomecanning on Instagram so both Anna and I will see it and say thank you!), share it by texting it to a friend, suggest it to pals at the farmers’ market, or if you dare, send it to a relative who needs some tested technique instruction in their lives (we are looking at you, Botulism Beckys!)
Here are some of our most recent episodes!
- Perfectly Preserved Podcast Episode 44 What to Preserve for BBQ Season
- Perfectly Preserved Podcast Episode 43 How to Relax with Food Preservation
- Perfectly Preserved Podcast Episode 42 How to Know if You Need to Use Pectin
- Perfectly Preserved Podcast Episode 41 How to Get Comfortable Pressure Canning
- Perfectly Preserved Podcast Episode 40 Pomona’s Pectin