Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Can-Do Canning

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Heather and I recently took on our most “cantastic” DIY project yet. We canned! Now believe it or not, canning is no longer just for grandmas and homemakers. Food preservation has slowly emerged as a trend among organic-gurus, health-nuts, and foodies. Most people grow vegetables in their backyards or shop locally at farmer’s markets and yard stands.

Here is a look into our homemade pickles and strawberry jam. Stay tuned and the full guide to canning and pickling will be published inĀ 812 Magazine later next month.

Until then, check out these pickles!

Berries ready to jam!

Berries ready to jam!

Soon-to-be pickles

Soon-to-be pickles

Sanitization process

Sanitization process

Overflow!!!

Overflow!!!

Jamming too hard leads to one big messy kitchen

Jamming too hard leads to one big messy kitchen

Our cucumbers bathing in their hot and spicy salt brine before being canned

Our cucumbers bathing in their hot and spicy salt brine before being canned

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

Finished product!

Finished product!

All of our goodies from the day

All of our goodies from the day