OK, so that’s not a very nice response to the friend whose present sparks this post. But it’s too appropriate to not use it.
See, my dear friend Cat, who is one of the first members of the Self-Rescuing Princess Society, gave me a bunch of canning-related paraphernalia for my birthday. And she really really hates puns.
She and her beloved John were so thoughtful, and probably a little hopeful, when they picked out these great goodies for me! Thoughtful in they know how much I enjoy gardening and how I pretty much fell in love with canning yummy jams and preserves this last Autumn. And hopeful that I’ll continue to share some of those canned yummies with them.
I’m especially excited about the large canning pot. Until now, I’ve just been using my large soup pot, which works fine, but doesn’t allow me to use the handy canning basket! So, now I can can faster and easier!
And, to make sure I’m properly educated and inspired, they got this fantastically informative book by the Ball company, chock full of recipes and tips!
And tucked inside the book was some fabulous seeds for my garden! They both know how much I love Brussels sprouts and I suspect they want me to make more of the yummy bacon roasted sprouts for them next time they’re over!
I also can’t wait to try the two tomato varieties they gave me.
What’s your favorite canning tip or recipe?