I’ve been canning…. this summer I’m learning how to can vegetables with a pressure canner. I think I have learned more chemistry in the past month…my brain hurts and my kitchen is a wreck and my love and adoration for our great grandmother’s just keeps growing. My husband told me the other day that he is pretty sure I am addicted to canning.
Canning has opened up a whole new world for me. I’m still trying to overcome the little fear of killing everyone with botulism. I hear that is a normal starting out fear. My nose has been in a variety of canning books. I’ve been talking to the children about it. They are very excited about it as well. Except the other morning I heard the 8 year old tell the 6 year old…”No…DON’T EAT THAT! I think it has Mono-nucular Botchulist in it!” It was an opened can of jelly we opened the day before that they got out of the refrigerator…but thought twice about eating.
It is incredibly exciting to turn my $1’s worth of green bean seeds into jars of home canned green beans.
I just need to acquire more boxes and baskets of food to can–our garden isn’t near big enough.