Saturday, April 23, 2011

busy little bee

Well, almost. I've been busy making plans and getting ready to keep myself busy this summer. I bought the pressure canner pictured above and have collected and washed lots of jars. I've looked through a lot of canning cookbooks. And now I'm almost ready to start.

Even though my new toy came with directions, I'm nervous about it. I've never seen anyone use a pressure canner before. I'm not excited about the idea of having to boil everything for ten minutes before we can eat it. I'm not even sure if that old rule still applies. So I called my county extension office and talked to the agent and she is going to walk me through it and fill me in on all the juicy details on Monday afternoon.

I'm really looking forward to meeting a new person and learning a new skill. Not to mention trying some new recipes. Because I am sick to death of everything I normally eat. It's weird. For reasons that I cannot explain I am craving home-canned spiced peaches. I don't think I've ever had them before so although it's a mystery where this is coming from it fits in to my "sick of everything I've ever eaten" phase. Lucky for me peaches aren't quite in season yet, I have some time to figure it out!

(Oh, and I think the dark cloud that's been following me around for the last couple of months is edging away from me a bit. In case you were wondering.)


  1. I was wondering, and I'm very happy to hear that! I can't wait to play canning with you... what time is your meeting on Monday?

  2. Hey, you're not supposed to be playing with that until after you get it as a gift from me.

  3. I had a pressure cooker (not canner) when you guys were little. I could put a roast on AFTER Sunday School and eat it for lunch. It would cook about as fast as the potatoes in another pan. I would like to use a pressure canner--I think I'd like to can corn.