Canning Fruit and Vegetables
I know its early. But I just thought I would touch on this. I don’t think canning is really a dieing art. But with today’s busy life style it is clearly not as popular. But will the economy bring it back?
There are some fruits and vegetables I prefer canned, and some I prefer frozen. So I preserve according to my taste. Sometimes we don’t always have that option. If you don’t have a lot of freezer space-then canning is the only way to go.
If you grow and preserve your own food with today’s prices you can save a lot of money. In most cases, the quality of your own food will be much better.
The cost of getting started is not huge and the equipment can be reused for years. My pressure cooker canner is 30 years old and still works as good as the day I purchased it. I am reusing jars I purchased years ago. Stay tuned as we get in the gardening season. I will cover a lot more about food preservation. In my mind, if you can grow it-there is a good way to preserve it.
My kids are grown now. But I can remember the days when they couldn’t wait to open that first jar of pickles or that delicious jar of salsa. The list goes on and on. So if food prices are getting you down, give this a try. You won’t regret it.
And by the way-What a sense of accomplishment!