Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Canning.....yes, I said canning!

One of the best ways to preserve some of the goodness of summer (so I've heard) is through canning.  While making plans for what I will do tomorrow, I thought to myself
"Hey, why don't you get a bunch of tomatoes, strawberries and peaches and do some canning tomorrow? It can't be that hard, right? Yeah, come on, let's do it."
And thus ended the mental conversation I had with myself.  Is that crazy? (The canning part, not the conversation with self part).  I want to know if anybody out there has any experience with canning.  I've done your standard Internet research, but I just don't know if it's more trouble than it's worth. I know it's not something that many people still do, but I'm an old-fashioned kind of gal.  Any opinions out there Bloggers? Hmm?  I'll sleep on it, and let's see if this whole canning thing comes to fruition. 


Theresa Loe/ www.ggwtv.com said...

I do canning and it is SO worth it. There is nothing like storing that 'fresh-from-the-garden' flavor and getting to enjoy it in the middle of winter!

It is not so hard. Start slow with simple jam recipes and you will be well on your way in no time.

If you need some good info, check out my blog over at Growing A Greener World. It is a Public Television gardening series, but I write a blog there about canning and preserving the harvest. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions as you get started.

Come on! It's fun!

The Sukkar Chef said...

Thanks for the advice Theresa! I will take a look at your blog for more info.