|Canning is fun again!|
It seems that the old standby that your grandmother or great grandmother used to do is coming into favor again. Canning, that old way of putting food up for long term storage, is becoming more popular among younger people.
That's something I wondered a few years ago when I saw that "Ball", arguably the country's number one canning and preserving supply company, changed their lids and rings from an old school "gold" color
to stainless steel color, sleek and stylish to go with, I presume, the rapid rise of stainless steel in kitchens.
This is something I've always wanted to learn, my Grandmother did it for years and while I helped her often when I was growing up, I never really paid attention. I wish I had now. Fortunately, I do still have her recipes, so once I become more proficient, I can start recreating some of her delicious recipes that are memories from my childhood.
One of the first things I want to do when the farmhouse is finished, and the kitchen and gardens are up and running, is to start stocking our pantry with stuff from the garden.
One thing I did learn this weekend, after bringing home jars of what we made, is that it's SO rewarding to eat something you made with your own hands, and tastes 100 times better than what you can buy at the store. Plus you KNOW what ingredients you put into it.
No chemicals or preservatives, it's all natural and good for you.
I'll post tomorrow the pictures of what we made in class and more information.