Tag: canning

Under Pressure!

I am a little embarrased to admit that more than a year ago, my co-worker “leant” me a pressure cooker which has remained under my desk all this time – manual, weight, and all. Now, my co-worker has downsized and since she hasn’t asked… Continue Reading “Under Pressure!”

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Canning report for 2011

Thanks to B’s willingness to count jars, for once we have an accurate record of all that we canned this year – a hell of a lot! Now that it’s all away in the basement I can breathe a sigh of relief that the… Continue Reading “Canning report for 2011”

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More canning chatter.

Among the many conversations I had during the garden tour was lots of chatter about canning. How to make it simpler especially – which I am all about. Blanching tomatos and peaches? Apparently it’s not necessary as long as you wash well and (in… Continue Reading “More canning chatter.”

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Rhubarb canning, 2011.

Strawberry season + seven and a half pounds of rhubarb from the back garden + long weekend = first canning of 2011! Result? Six tins of pie filling, eight jars of jam and six jars of rhubarb chutney (Victoria sauce). Plus a bit of… Continue Reading “Rhubarb canning, 2011.”

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Some thoughts on canning, mid-winter

We’re about halfway through the months when canned food is most appreciated – a¬† supplement to sparse local foods available, a taste of the past harvest and market purchase. As I’ve written previously, B. and I did an awful lot of canning last summer… Continue Reading “Some thoughts on canning, mid-winter”

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