|Jennifer and Maggie preparing the beans|
Jennifer talked a lot about the basics of canning and did her best to dispel the common sentiment that pressure canning is a frightening endeavor. She demonstrated each step of the process and really made canning look easy all while answering an array of questions concerning everything from how to clean and store a pressure canner to how to prepare canned goods for delicious meals later in the season. One reference that we have found to be priceless in the canning process is the Ball Blue Book, it has recipes, basic information, diagrams, and much more to help new and experienced canners alike. We sent each of our participants that attended the workshop home with one of these books so that they might feel confident canning in their own kitchens!
|Pickles in the water bath canner|
|Jennifer with her wonderful assistant, Adi|