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    Default My first canning session

    I canned for the first time in my life tonight! We went out to our friends house and they live in the country and it was a beautiful cool night. We had some cold ones and had a blast.

    She has a huge garden and we just did tomatoes. Anyhoo, I learned some basic stuff and just wanted to share. Came home with some jars of tomatoes. *pats self on back*

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    Congrats....you will enjoy them later! Kinda fun isn't it?

    I haven't done a whole bunch.....I am more on putting it in the freezer. Don't have the quantity of jars needed for canning. Buying ziploc bags is easier and cheaper.

    I guess I won't be getting any pickles made as the weather has really slowed my garden down so won't have enough cukes at one time. But should get some salsa made.

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    Salsa is something I really want to learn. The weather this year has slown down a lot of gardens here too. Potatoes did good for several people, but yuck, something about canning those...lol

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    Enjoying canning is a slippery slope. We started with a few jars of pickles eighteen years ago. This year, so far, we have done 105 quarts of tomatoes, 88 pints of beans, 36 pints of beets and several half-pints of jam (can't remember exact amount). We also freeze and dry, but I enjoy seeing produce going into jars.

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    Congrats on learning an awesome and invaluable skill!!

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    I just love to can. There's just something about it.... I love the whole process of it, the rhythm and step by step process, and the final "ping" as it seals - music to my ears! Reminds of summers of old in my mom's kitchen helping her and learning myself. So glad I paid attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixer View Post
    Enjoying canning is a slippery slope. We started with a few jars of pickles eighteen years ago. This year, so far, we have done 105 quarts of tomatoes, 88 pints of beans, 36 pints of beets and several half-pints of jam (can't remember exact amount). We also freeze and dry, but I enjoy seeing produce going into jars.
    Whoa, that is very impressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by never2late View Post
    I just love to can. There's just something about it.... I love the whole process of it, the rhythm and step by step process, and the final "ping" as it seals - music to my ears! Reminds of summers of old in my mom's kitchen helping her and learning myself. So glad I paid attention.
    I love that 'ping' sound too.

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    Congratulations and enjoy your new skill! I took some classes in canning earlier in the summer and just love it. Salsa was my second solo canning attempt. It was a lot of work, but turned out really good. My lesson learned from that experience was to have my hubby help next time

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    Congratulations!

    I also love canning, Its also wonderful to hear that ping, and the lid opening on a jar of tomatoes in the middle of a snow storm. Just canned another 14 jars yesterday. What are you going to can next?

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