Wednesday, July 6

canning










So, I got canning equipment for Mother's Day and my birthday (including a fancy-ass pressure canner). Now we are canning. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while (I mean, my freezer only holds so much stuff).

Despite the fact that I'm a hypochondriac and fear that I will contract botulism each time I eat one of our canned goods, we have been soldiering on with this project. We've been trying to can something every week (I say "we" because Brian is on board with this project--and we even got Jake into the mix last weekend). We are running out of ideas until tomatoes come into season (soon enough), so we might not be able to keep up with our previously torrid pace. So far we've done two types of strawberry jam and two types of mustard. I can't wait to start canning tomatoes, salsa, and tomato sauce! We'll probably be doing pickles next but that might have to wait another week or so as I don't have enough cucumbers yet. Anyway, I definitely like learning new things and this has been a lot of fun so far.

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