Saturday, September 27, 2014
Canning isn't hard to do but it does require a few basic pieces of equipment and your time.
So, having hauled out the same old speckled canning pot over the years, I decided this year there had to be something better than rusty water to can my stuff in.
So, I did some research. And, yes, they do make a stainless steel canning pot! Not cheap though.
"Preserving By the Pint" and "Food in Jars." I keep finding just what I need in those two books.
"Saving the Season" is like a canning textbook and has lots of ideas and good stories. "Small Batch Preserving was an impulse purchase at Winners one day a while back. I've used one or two recipes from it so far.
"fourth burner pot" on other blogs so I finally caved and got one too. It is very handy for so many things as it has a footed basket inside and if your produce gives you an extra jar to can and your big canning pot is full already, then this will do that one extra jar up in no time. Good for jam jars and pint jars.
We found the gas cook top at a yard sale last year and hubby made a counter for it and tucked it on the porch for me to use. The counter is even shorted than normal so short me can use it comfortably and still see inside that big pot! How cool is that?!
Maybe next year I will give pressure canning a try. That will require a lot more sales!
What's your favourite thing to can?
No, I am not affiliated with anyone, just sharing what has worked well for me.