You plant a garden… You tend and water the garden… Now watch it grow! I just love the anticipation of getting the first produce from our little plot of home-grown goodness. Trust me when I say that canning opens up a whole new world of fresh and tasty! As canning season approaches I will once again have the EspacularHubby and EspacularGrandchild lending a hand. Instead of spelling out every thing and step. Of course I will have Cook’n program set up on my laptop where I put the recipes and instructions. Saves me so much time and I can carry on with the prep work.
I have decided to change-up one thing this year…. instead of marking with permanent markers, I am going with canning labels! I think, why not finish for our hard work with a beautiful label?
Last year we made 125 jars of Salsa, Tomatoes, and juice all done in one night! Talk about an assembly line. We had a blast! I really think this is a pretty sight and we plan to do this again for the upcoming season and labels will be perfect to top off our hard work.
I have been canning most of my life. I look at it as safe-keeping a taste of summer. You see, we put a lot of effort into harvesting our home-grown goodies and the result is worth it. We get fresh tasting food that is packed with ingredients that I know are good for my family. None of those unpronounceable preservatives.
Another thing I like about canning my own produce, is I can make things that meet certain dietary needs. With our huge love of apple pies and plenty of apple trees, canning is a must. The problem is there is diabetes in our home so by canning my own pie filling, I can cut out the sugar and use sweetener instead. There is just no comparison! Yummy goodness all year long!
So am I ready for canning season….. OH Yeah! As tasty plants break through the ground, the canning urge hits. So hard to wait, but it WILL be worth it!