Canning

Last time I blogged I talked about food storage.  Well, this week I decided to put my big girl pants on and try “canning”.  Even though I was raised in a culture that canning was around me, I some how missed all the lessons that I should have learned. So off to Pinterest and youtube, I went.  I am not going to lie, as I read articles and watched videos I began to feel overwhelmed.  Boy, do I wish my grandmother was still around to be able to pick her brain about canning.

When I google or you tube something complicated I have learned there is a magical word that is good to use in the search.  It’s not “please” although that one is great……it’s “EASY”.  So when you are searching for a kohlrabi fried salmon with beef tartar recipe just throw the word “easy” into the search a wah-la!!! a super easy recipe pops up (sometimes).  Don’t look that recipe up, it sounds disgusting and I am sure an “easy” version doesn’t exist :-).

Anyway, I digress.  Canning….. “easy”.

Canning….. “easy”.

I had a ton of tomatoes, onions, peppers so naturally, SALSA came to mind.  I began looking up ways to can salsa.  One thing that did catch me off guard was the idea that your acidity levels must be right or you risk bacteria or the food rotting.  So I decided that since it was my first time, that I should find a recipe that had all of that stuff figured out. I wanted to share what I found in case you wanted to try your hand at canning.

PS It was easier than I thought it would be.  I am excited to do it more often. And I will make sure that my children learn ALLLLLLLLLLL about it 🙂

 

Canning 101: How to Get Started with Canning

This website has a ton of helpful things on it and it has the salsa recipe I used.  Warning!! the recipe was a little more vinegary than I like so it will need some work.

http://www.freshpreserving.com/fresh-salsa-recipe-%7C-recipe-for-salsa—ball-fresh-preserving-br1031.html

Pineapples are on sale right now!

http://www.sbcanning.com/2013/03/canning-pineapple-chunks-from-fresh.html

I did not find this in an “easy” search but it sure looks interesting!

http://www.creativehomemaking.com/recipes/watermelon-jelly.shtml

 

Happy Eating and Canning

Lindsay

Lindsay

I am a wife and stay-at-home homeschooling mum of 4. I could sit all day and read cook books and learn new recipes. I love that I get fresh, clean, healthy food delivered each week that we as a family get to incorporate into our diets. We strive to eat very little grain and really limit our processed sugars. The CSA is a HUGE help in this.

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