This week I finally took the plunge and learned to can. I have always wanted to learn and bought a kit at Tractor Supply (love that place!) in the spring.
I’ll have a full post with pictures soon but for now, a note to self for next year- buy jars early, as they were hard to come by this late in the season.
Next year I see myself canning a lot more produce from the garden. For now, I am satisfied with apple butter (yum!) strawberry jam, and pickled hot peppers. I am so looking forward to going apple picking and trying a few more apple recipes for canning.
My personal goal this year is that every person on my Christmas list will get at least one small homemade gift from me. So I have a lot more canning to do!
Overall notes- it isn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. But I have to remember to can when I have lots of energy or I get lazy (my strawberry jam is pretty chunky right now. 🙂
I also baked an apple tart, banana nut muffins, and a strawberry rhubarb pie this week. I froze most of the muffins for the next time we have overnight guests.
BTW, strawberry rhubarb pie is not difficult and is super delish!