I'm so excited to have some new canning equipment. This should give me something fun and productive to do during Nate's nap time (like I don't already have enough to do, right?).
Here's my new stash:
I made my first batch of jam today and then used the water bath method to seal them. I think they turned out really well (I tasted it enough during the process to know-probably too much).
I'll post some pictures of the finished product sometime tomorrow.
Have you ever read Marissa McClellan's blog, Food In Jars? If you haven't, you should really check it out. She cans almost every single type of fruit and vegetable that you can imagine. Sometimes I'll read a post and think That can be canned? And then I read on and she explains exactly how she did it. And then I wonder How did she ever come up with that?
Yesterday, she wrote a post on how to make watermelon jelly. Being a watermelon fan, I know I'm going to have to try this at some point. I never seem to see anything that is truly watermelon flavored. Usually it is some weird artificial version of watermelon. Anyway, her recipe and pictures look absolutely amazing.
I'm always looking for new inspiration. Do you can? What do you can? Any tips?