Canning with The Diva!™

By Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®

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Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, is a nationally-syndicated food preservation expert and award-winning author who has spent over 25 years mastering the art and craft of home canning and food preservation. This podcast will share delicious water bath and pressure canning recipes from all three of her published works, will give tips and techniques on how to preserve food in jars, dehydrate, freeze and so much more. Diane will also share culinary techniques, dive into the science and math used to safely preserve food and provide her personal experiences along the way. Learn how to safely preserve food for long-term storage in this rebirth of Diane's long-standing podcast, Canning with The Diva!™.

Episode Date
Canning Tomato Season

With countless tomato varieties available today, it is often difficult for new canners to know which to use in home canning. In this episode, The Canning Diva®, shares her tips helping listeners determine which tomato is right for their home canning uses. 

Learn the many uses for the plumb, or Roma, tomato and the ways in which she maximized 8 bushels of canning, or Beefsteak, tomatoes with ease. Also in this episode, she will share blanching techniques, pressure canning tips and will give you the steps to make her well-known Basil Diced Tomato recipe.  

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Aug 12, 2022
Freeze Drying Meals with Protein

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva® , takes another fun dive into freeze drying with guest, Lorrie Reminga. In this episode, they dive a bit deeper into some of the nuances of freeze drying.  Lorrie shares tips on how to properly preserve your freeze dried foods and discusses the various accessories and trays that have helped along the way. They also dive into pre-freezing space and storage containers, how to use your freeze dryer to vacuum seal Mason jars as well as how to tell when your food is thoroughly dried to avoid spoilage.  

Lorrie will also share delicious freeze dried meal recipes so you may round out your food supply.  Learn how to make and dry Chicken Noodle Casserole and a protein-packed snack to avoid spending money on commercially made protein bars.

Jun 29, 2022
Introduction to Freeze Drying with Guest Lorrie Reminga

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, changes things up a bit in this informative episode with guest, Lorrie Reminga. Lorrie shares with listeners her experience with a Harvest Right freeze dryer, giving insight into how it works, the fun foods you can freeze dry, the costs involved and so much more! The Canning Diva® also shares the many benefits to freeze drying foods, its nutritional value when doing so and its amazing shelf-life! 

Jun 21, 2022
The Art of Pickling

In this exciting episode, The Canning Diva dives into the art and craft of pickling as a means of food preservation. She will break down the science and the math in the required brine ratio to take low acid food and create a high acid environment. She dives into the reasoning and methodology behind the art of pickling and how to properly raw pack jars to maximize your yield. 

Diane, The Canning Diva, gives listeners two delicious canning recipes; Pickled Garlic Cloves which uses wine as the acid boasting an amazing flavor and Pickled Ramps, also known as Wild Leeks. While you may pickle just about anything, she will share with you the variety of differences between certain recipes as well as when to raw or hot pack the recipe.

For more pickling recipes, be sure to pick up a copy of Beginner’s Guide to Canning available on Amazon and her website,

Jun 14, 2022
Confidently Stock Your Pantry by Asking These 5 Questions

In this episode, The Canning Diva® teaches listeners various tips and what to store long-term as you build your food supply, including medicinal items and emergency essentials to productively round out your pantry. Preparedness isn’t just for preppers – it’s for everyone!

Why Stock Your Pantry Now?

A disaster is relative to you. It is what hits you personally and financially. A disaster could be the loss of income, a death in the family, an accident or personal injury. Other disasters may of a larger scale like a massive power outage, hurricane and tornado, food shortages and supply chain disruption. But whatever the disaster, they all have something in common. The disaster puts us in a position where the necessities in life, food, water and shelter, are catapulted to the forefront of survival. 

How are you going to eat and drink, provide yourself shelter and how are you going to stretch every penny without having to rely on our food supply system? 

Tune in and learn how to confidently stock your pantry by asking yourself these five very important questions.

Jun 07, 2022
The Raw Stacking Canning Method Explained

In this fun informational episode, The Canning Diva® explains her canning technique called, Raw Stacking. She gives listeners the Top 5 Advantages of raw stacking a canning recipe, shares how to use your frozen vegetables and meats, gives detailed information when using dried beans when raw stacking and shares why certain recipes may not be best suited to raw stack. 

Diane, The Canning Diva®, also gives listeners the instructions and ingredient measurements to create her Irish Bean & Cabbage Stew recipe using the raw stacking method. It is simple, delicious and her go-to lunch! 

For more information and recipes using the Raw Stacking Method, be sure to pick up a copy of her cookbook, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, or head over to the Diva’s website at and explore further! 

Jun 01, 2022
How to Safely Preserve Chicken and Poultry

As a trailer to The Canning Diva®’s previous episode, Economical Canning Recipes During Inflation, Diane wanted to dive a bit deeper in this episode so you may learn how to safely preserve chicken in a jar for long-term food storage. 

With the increase in overall food costs affecting consumers, we see a drastic 8.5% increase in the cost of chicken and poultry. Before costs get even higher, The Canning Diva® shares seven important tips to help you get the most out of every jar while also providing listeners with instructions and processing times to maximize yield. She will also share a variety of delicious seasonings you may incorporate to give your chicken robust flavors to use later in meals.  

For more information on how to preserve meat and meat-based recipes, be sure to pick up a copy of my cookbook, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, or head over to my website at for more recipes today!

May 24, 2022
Economical Canning Recipes During Inflation

With the cost of food increasing and farmers recently on the news warning us there is going to be a food crisis come Summer 2022, not to mention the news reporting the State of Michigan will face planned power outages, it is imperative we have ready-to-eat food in jars on our pantry shelves. Diane, The Canning Diva®, shares with you some of her canning recipes to help you and your family sustain during hard times.

Learn how to create a variety of meats, soups and stews in this episode, such as Vegetable Soup and Irish Bean & Cabbage Stew . The Canning Diva® will also provide listeners with tips to safely preserve meat in a jar, sharing a recipe from her cookbook, the Beginner’s Guide to Canning. She will also highlight various tips and tricks to include protein in your planning in the event meat is not a viable, or cost-effective solution.

Be sure to visit for more information and recipes to start canning and preserving before the end of summer.

May 17, 2022
What Preparedness Recently Taught Me

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, shares what she has learned about her overall pantry supply after being faced with a disaster lasting more than six weeks. After breaking her ankle, having surgery and going through recovery, it has really forced The Canning Diva to look at her personal food preserves in a whole new light! 

In today’s episode, she will share with you some of her recent discoveries in hopes to get listeners to really think deeper about the recipes and food types they’ll use and/or consume when times are tough. She will share her experiences and the ‘thought process’ behind it all to better help you determine what foods to preserve, which methods to focus on, and which food groups and recipes make sense, so you too may be prepared if an unfortunate disaster strikes!

May 10, 2022
Preserving Fresh Mint

In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares three preservation methods for fresh mint. She gives you the recipe and technique to preserve Mint Jelly in a jar, how to dehydrate mint leaves and a recipe to create delicious mint tea with citrus zest. Lastly, she shares with listeners how to use the steeped mint leaves in a delicious Pesto Sauce. The Canning Diva® also shares some herb gardening tips and ways to use herbs in your recipe creations.

Mar 04, 2022
Canning Essentials Checklist

Are you ready to begin home canning but are unsure what is needed to start?

In this episode, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva, shares her list of canning essentials she uses in her home kitchen, making the canning experience safe and efficient. These cost effective solutions will help you remain safe while working around high temperatures and glass jars and will ensure your efforts are efficient so you may put up as many jars as possible. 

This episode is a great place to start if you are new to home canning and preserving, but it is also a great refresher to my fellow veteran canners! Tune in and start your canning essentials checklist and be ready for the 2022 Canning Season!

Feb 23, 2022
Dehydrating Basics

In this episode The Canning Diva® shares the Top 5 Reasons why it is important to learn how to dehydrate foods. She shares efficient and easy ways to maximize your food preservation efforts and ensure you have a well rounded food supply in the event of a disaster or economic downturn. 

Diane, The Canning Diva®, breaks down the 4 Key Factors required to safely dehydrate foods - Time, Temperature, Air Speed and Raw Food Preparation. And, most importantly she shares proper storage tips and essential instructions on proper reconstitution so you may safely consume your dehydrated foods.

Feb 18, 2022
Gorgeous Gifts in a Jar

With the holidays around the corner, learn how to preserve delicious and visually appealing gifts to give this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The Canning Diva will teach you how to use cranberries and apples, a seasonal favorite, in recipes to preserve and share throughout the holidays as well as use for fun gift ideas any time of the year. The recipes The Canning Diva will teach you how to preserve in today's segment are 

  1. Cranberry-Apple Jam
  2. Cinnamon Apple Rings 
  3. Blueberry Pancake Syrup

She even shares fun jar decorating ideas and tips with listeners so you may present your gorgeous gifts in the jar with affordable flair and style. 

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Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!

Nov 24, 2021
Canning Nature's Cold & Flu Remedy - Chicken Soup

In this episode, The Canning Diva teaches you how to home can Chicken Soup to help ward off seasonal crud so you may stay healthy all winter long. Also known as Nature’s Penicillin, The Canning Diva shares the many healthy benefits of consuming Chicken Soup and the soup's amazing history so listeners may feel confident storing this natural remedy in a jar  long-term. 

Diane will also share with you a variety of ingredient substitutions so you may create the soup according to your taste buds; as well as teach you the math required to safely do so. Lastly, The Canning Diva will share with you the secret to safely preserving your family’s favorite version of this timeless classic, helping to give your family what it needs and loves any time of the year.

Nov 10, 2021
Natural Thickening Agents Safe for Home Canning

In this informative episode, The Canning Diva® shares safe thickening agents for use when home canning a variety of recipes. Thickeners like pectin and ClearJel®, also known as Canning Gel, are safe and effective as are various foods like finely chopped apples. With each natural thickening option, Diane shares a delicious canning recipe. She also dives into the chemical make-up of each thickener as well as its best uses, so you may decide what is best and most effective when canning in your home kitchen. Additionally in this episode she shares the science and math behind the various agents so you have a thorough understanding of each and how best to use them when canning.

Mar 16, 2021
Chicken Tortilla Soup Canning Recipe

I just love a good, hearty soup, especially in the winter months and even more so in early spring when it’s gloomy, dark and rainy. In this episode, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, shares her authentic recipe which boasts a true Tex-Mex flavor. With several fun ingredients like black beans, dried árbol peppers, green chilies and cumin this delicious soup will sure to please. She gives listeners step-by-step instructions, provides ingredient variations and shares pressure canning tips to help ensure proper and safe processing. Learn how to preserve yummy soups all year ‘round with The Canning Diva® and have a fully stocked pantry ready for any rainy day life may throw your way.

Mar 09, 2021
Canning FAQs with The Canning Diva®

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, takes to the air waves the answers to those canning questions burning on canners minds. Using her website and social media to gather questions, The Canning Diva shares detailed answers to questions like, “What is Canning Gel?”, “Why are my jars covered in a white film after processing?”, and “How do I adjust the processing time or psi if I live in a different elevation?”. 

Whether you are new to canning or have been canning for seasons, this episode dives into many specifics on how to keep food safe, proper processing times, altitude, thickening agents and long-term food storage. Be sure to grab a pen and paper for this one! You don’t want to miss it!

Have a question for The Canning Diva®? Get your canning or food preservation question answered in an upcoming podcast by emailing or messaging @CanningDiva on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Mar 02, 2021
What is Fermentation and How to Create Raw Sauerkraut in a Jar

In the episode, Diane, The Canning Diva® shares with you valuable information about the fermentation process, its many health benefits and gives listeners an easy recipe using green cabbage. Home canning offers several ways to use natural fermentation, which is different from pickling. Fermentation is one of the simplest methods of preserving food and has the added benefit of making the food more nutritious. Learn how to create sauerkraut in a jar using cold storage so you may enjoy it in meals throughout the year. 

Feb 13, 2021
Immune Boosting Properties When Home Canning Gingerroot

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva® , is working hard to give you all immune boosting recipes to help you throughout this cold and flu season  - no matter where you are in tuning in from across the world. Canners everywhere are working hard to have healthy meals and foods in a jar to get them throughout each month, especially in the winter. 

Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, asthma, diabetes, menstrual irregularities and hypertension – just to name a few. The medicinal, chemical, and pharmacological properties of ginger have been extensively reviewed. 

In this episode, Diane will share the history and healthy benefits of gingerroot and give two recipes you may preserve any time of the year - Lemon-Ginger Jelly and Ginger Tea.

Jan 20, 2021
Boosting Your Immune System with Asparagus Soup

Fellow Canners, we are in the midst of the cold-and-flu season and many areas of the world are still working to combat COVID-19. In this, and several upcoming episodes, my goal is to give you immune-boosting recipes you may create and preserve in a jar. It is imperative we do all we can to keep our immune systems balanced and give our bodies the support they need when fighting off bacteria and viruses. In today’s episode we are going to focus on the vital micronutrients of asparagus. Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables – it is high in folic acid, is a good source of potassium, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins contains vitamins A, B6, and C.  I will walk through each step of my Asparagus Soup recipe so you may have this healthy soup on your pantry shelf throughout the winter months. 

Jan 18, 2021
Top 10 Rules of Pressure Canning

Author of The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, shares her top ten rules of pressure canning helping listeners stay safe in the kitchen and conquer their fears of using a pressure canner. In this episode, The Canning Diva® will also provide you with several valuable tips for successful pressure canning of low acid foods. Learn how to safely and confidently pressure can food in jars so you may have soups, stews, meat, meals-in-a-jar and more on your pantry shelf for years to come. 

Jan 08, 2021
Home Canning Your Fall Pumpkins and Winter Squash

Although pumpkin and squash last for months in dry storage, preserving their freshness in a jar will ensure you may enjoy them well into next spring and summer!  Having home canned pumpkin is a great alternative to store bought. In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares prepping and canning techniques to help you easily peel and cut pumpkins, squash and gourds and gives you safe canning advice. She also shares with you a popular recipe from her cookbook, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, Pumpkin with White Beans and Bacon. 

One of the most flavorful, yet simple canning recipes.  Now, if you are not a meat eater – no worries, omit the bacon. Vegan? No problem, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Not a fan of pumpkin – not a problem, simply substitute the pumpkin with two medium butternut squash. The Canning Diva® teaches listeners how to create this hearty recipe to suite your lifestyle.  

Dec 09, 2020
Hunting Season Means Canning Venison

Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, dives into canning wild game in this informative episode of Canning with The Diva!™. She shares a variety of reasons why consuming venison is far better than beef, how to properly prepare your venison for cooking and canning, shares some math and techniques to help you plan your canning yield and gives listeners a delicious recipe to preserve in a jar, Venison Steak Diane.

Dec 03, 2020
Understanding Botulism When Home Canning

While the Internet and social media are wonderful tools we all use in our everyday lives, they  also give many the platform to share misinformation and create a stressful environment filled with contempt. I am sure we have all experienced this stress at one time or another, especially in canning groups administrated by uneducated amateurs who proclaim to be experts. There is nothing worse than a keyboard warrior in a canning group who possesses limited knowledge of the bacterium, wielding scare-tactics and fear in an effort to prevent canners from enjoying the time-honored craft of home canning and preserving. 

In this episode, The Canning Diva®  ends the misguided fear of contracting botulism while home canning. Learn what botulism is, how to kill it, and what you can do to stay safe when home canning and preserving food in your kitchen.

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Nov 26, 2020
Canning Sweet Potatoes

In this episode, The Canning Diva® shares a very easy pressure canning recipe so you may preserve these beauties in a jar. Once in a jar, The Canning Diva® shares two easy recipes so you may learn how to create and bake a Sweet Potato Pie and a popular side dish, Creamed Sweet Potatoes & Sage, using your home canned sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes have many health benefits and are jam-packed with nutrients. Sweet potatoes are known to help manage diabetes, prevent Vitamin A deficiency and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Loaded with fiber, be sure to add this root crop to your Canning To-Do List every fall canning season!

Nov 23, 2020
Savoring the Flavors of Thanksgiving in a Jar

Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but wouldn't it be nice to enjoy those nostalgic flavors anytime you want, without all the lengthy prep-work? In this episode Diane, The Canning Diva®, teaches you how to preserve some of your Thanksgiving leftovers and gives listeners money-saving tips by incorporating home canning into your holiday food planning, shopping and meal-prep. 

The Canning Diva® will walk you through these four (4) Thanksgiving-inspired recipes and share fun tips and techniques along the way:

·       Turkey and Turkey with Gravy

·       Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce

·       Cranberry-Apple Jam

·       Fall Pot Roast

Nov 22, 2020
Canning with The Diva!™ Podcast Rebirth with Diane Devereaux

I am so excited to relaunch my podcast, Canning with The Diva!™, greatly expanding upon my time as a co-host on The Survival Mom Radio Network. Whether you are well versed in food preservation or new to the concept, my podcast series will remove the fear and give every listener the confidence to water bath, pressure can, dehydrate and so much more. The goal is to ensure you have a well-rounded food supply year-after-year. 

In this introduction episode, I give you a bit of insight into my life growing up, share a bit about my profession and experiences in disaster management and why I started The Canning Diva®. I will also share what every listener can expect from me and my weekly podcasts so you too may master the art and craft of home canning and food preservation.  

Nov 21, 2020