Sometimes I wonder why I go through the mess of canning. My kitchen becomes a huge sticky mess, but then in the middle of winter I can go and open up a jar of peaches, or pears, or applesauce, and have that glorious taste and smell that would otherwise elude me until late summer again.
I was fortunate to have grown up in a home where my mom canned every year. She didn’t always can the same things every year, but something was always going on in that department. I have taken after her where I don’t can everything every year I usually do enough to get through two years then on the off year do other things. Like this year will be peaches and pears, next year will be applesauce and pickles. It works well this way and I don’t feel like I am being rushed for the next crop coming in.
This fall I will be using the pressure cooker by myself for the first time. I have done it so many times before, but it has always been under the supervision of my mom. This year I am going to try it on my own. Wish me luck.
Do you can?? If you do what is your favorite??