Quote for the Day:
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."
Lets take a peak inside!!! Look at those cute little jelly jars in there! :)
Tomorrow I plan on making 3 batches of zucchini relish from some gifted zucchini! That is our favorite relish and we ran out mid-winter last year. We HATE it when we have to resort to store-bought relish. It just can't compete with the wonderful taste of zucchini relish!
I really enjoy canning. My mom canned. A LOT! We had huge gardens when I was growing up and canning the harvest was not for fun...it was a necessity to feed our family of 8! When I was growing up, I HATED helping with the canning because it was HOT and HUMID and we had no air conditioning. AND it kept from being outside playing with my friends!
Canning is no longer a "necessity" for us like it was for my family, but canning is a great way to preserve the best tasting food around...home-grown vegetables and fruits! Nowadays, I crank up the air conditioning and just get busy! :)
I LOVE to can!! I love the look of the splatter-ware canner. I love using the utensils. I love the mason jars. I love that I know how to make yummy pickles, relish, jellies and jams. I love the peacefulness of watching the canner boil, knowing that you're going to be rewarded for all the hard work you've put into those little jars. I love hearing the "pop" of the lids sealing when you pull them out of the hot water. I love sharing my canned items with others, knowing that I MADE THAT!
And... when I am canning, it evokes memories of my mom, and that makes me feel like she's there with me at that moment. :)