When summer's bounty is at its peak, the sheer volume of canning can begin to feel like drudgery. (Even the best-intentioned planning tends to go awry.) But remember: the hard work you put in now pays off many-fold in the months to come.
Canning & Preserving Base CampWelcome to my blog! Leave feedback in the Comment section at the bottom of the blog. Enjoy! Needed: -Mason Jars with two-piece lids (1st piece: flat metal disk with a rubber gasket - 2nd piece: screw-on band made for holding the flat metal disk in place)...more
There was a time when I could not fathom the reasons for canning beans at home. In their dry state beans are already shelf stable, after all. And they keep longer than their canned counterparts to boot. But then I had kids. Kids who grew to have friends and interests and extracurriculars and the propensity for making great messes. Kids who started to take upentirely too much of my time and mental capacity....more
There's something about the month of September. It beckons sweaters and tall boots, fills the nose with the scent of freshly sharpened pencils and newly opened crayons. There's something about the flip of the calendar that affects the tastebuds too; that makes us crave comfort foodsapples, pumpkin, filling soups, and stick-to-your-ribs casseroles....more
This time of year is always bittersweet. On one hand there's a veritable cornucopia of fresh produce with which to create. On the other hand, there's no surer sign the end of the growing season is nigh, than the bounty that is everything coming ripe at once....more