Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Canning


My daughter, Christy and I got together and learned to can jam, today.  It was one of my goals after learning to make bread.  It sure fits, bread and jam, they taste so good together.  We didn't get started until afternoon and worked at it for several hours which included 6 children to tend to, also.  We were both under the impression that it was going to be hard to do, but after canning 16 jars of blackberry and rasberry jam we both agreed it was rewarding and not a big deal.  We used the water bath canning method that meant submerging the filled jars in the canner and boiling for 12 minutes.  We both loved hearing the seals pop as they came out of the canner.  I had also made bread and my sons and grandchildren, plus a neighbor boy enjoyed eating slices smothered in the warm jam, so good!! My next goal is to can using a pressure cooker.

5 comments:

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

I bet your jam is delicious! Where did you get your berries? We've had slim pickings around here because of the cold spring.

mommyx12 said...

Wonderful. You will love it. I haven't done any this year. I still have some left from last year!! I think I over did myself last year. Oh well, at least I get a break from it. Except for the cherries I suppose. When they come in strong I'm sure I'll make more pie filling.

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

Candace,
I got my berries from a produce market that is located behind my daughter's house. Sometimes he gives us berries that are overripe and we go through and pick out what is still good. Canning will be great for these.

Tiffanee said...

I love homemade jam!! Now you will never be able to eat the stuff you buy ever again. It is that good. Yours looks delicious. I love to can and agree that hearing the lids pop is really cool!!

Aunt Spicy said...

I am not sure there is anything better than homemade jam...it must be all the love!