Preserving the Harvest
Sure enough sure, mid/late July until frost and beyond is the time of abundance for the Twin Ports gardener. As guest blogger while Katie is caring for her new baby, I will host this blog through what I like to call the party portion of the season. Hi, I’m Jamie, welcome to the party!
Last week I spent Tuesday and Thursday evenings with small groups of folks wanting to learn the art and science of home canning. Tuesday evening was all about water bath canning, Thursday was for pressure canning. It was fun to demonstrate the methods to an eager audience and to also facilitate the knowledge within the group.
See these websites for tutorials and tested canning, freezing and dehydrating recipes for your home kitchen.
http://www.freshpreserving.com – Ball-Kerr website
www1.extension.umn.edu/food-safety/preserving/ – UofM-extension
http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu – UW-extension
http://www.uga.edu/nchfp – National Center for Home Food Preservation
Also, tune in to Channel 8, WDSE-PBS on Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Great Gardening program, to see me giving a demonstration of water bath canning “Fresh Vegetable Salsa”.