I must admit i’ve never had much interest in canning. It seemed like something that old ladies did, so I turned up my nose at it.
Until I realized how much salsa, jam and pickles my family consumes. Then the wheels in my head began turning, what if I could make a ton of these foods myself during the summer when produce prices are lower? How could I make that last throughout the year? Oh…..right……canning.
So now I am timidly venturing into the world of canning. I still have a few weeks of somewhat-low produce prices so I thought I could experiment for fun next week and see how this whole canning thing works. I’m a little intimidated, as I don’t know anyone who does canning and so i’m starting from scratch. Fortunately, the internet has lots of info to help get me started. I found Tipnut to be the most useful, with tons of recipes. Over 100 in fact.
Food.com and Allrecipes.com also had lots of recipes to search through. In fact, I will be using a simple grab jelly recipe next week found at the link below.
It seemed simple enough for a first timer. I will have to let everyone know how it goes!
-Housewife at Work