This post is a little different than those we've done in the past. I'm mainly writing to let our followers know that Olivia is a great resource if you need tips on home canning. She was recently asked by an area library to present an advanced home canning class. Pictured below is part of what she took to show those attending. In addition to the discussion of the basics of canning, which most of the group already knew, she covered canning meat (both raw and cooked), plus how people can figure the processing times for their altitude and if they are venturing out making their own recipe, how they can determine processing time. She did a great job and I was really proud of her. In the short time she has been doing home food preservation, she has learned a ton and even taught me a thing or two.
If you have never tried home canning, start with water bath canning and progress to pressure canning. Once you have enjoyed the goodness of food you've prepared yourself and food you actually know what is in it, you won't want to go back to the usual store-bought fare. If you have a question about it, drop us a line. We would love to hear from you.