Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Video: Canning Stuff 1

Wondering more about what equipment is required for successful home "water bath" canning? This video shows the things Ol' Myrt used when she made the Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade earlier this week. That's my grandmother's canner, with a new-fangled jar lifter, new jar lids, CERTO by Sure-Jell and such.

We had to take a "freshly baked muffin" break, so stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow.  

All this makes you wonder how our ancestors had time to do anything else but manage food preparation. Well, we have microwaves and giving us more time to do our genealogy research!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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  1. I have piles of canning equipment in my basement, and used to do jams, pickles and chutney with the Girl Scouts. They always won group and individual blue ribbons, and often the coveted purple ribbons. When my daughter went off to college and started working, I took a few years off from canning. However, we started canning on Sundays again, together so she could re-learn all the techniques for when she gets married next spring. She is going to LOVE that strawberry-lemon marmalade recipe! Looks like a real blue ribbon winner!

    1. Hiya Heather!
      I hope you blog about your canning experiences. This is how we preserve the "old ways" of doing things. Our food is then healthier, without all the chemical additives. :)

  2. Thank you for sharing this video. I'd like to make one. Thanks.

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