In fact, this post is about how I know absolutely nothing about canning.
It's a cry for help, really.
I've been thinking for a long time now that I need to learn how to jar my own food.
I'm dedicated to the idea of eating local--and real--as often as I can.
But I'm not dedicated to wiping out my bank account to do so.
So, my thinking is that stocking up on real food during sales and buying in bulk is a happy medium.
I just had to figure out how to keep that food around.
I bought this kit online, realized I didn't have all that I needed and made a quick Walmart run.
|Got the original|
|This is definitely the most I've ever used my stove.|
|So far so good. . .|
|Blanching those babies.|
I didn't take any photos of the cutting, chopping, skinning or jarring process. Honestly because I was way to stressed out at this point thinking that I was going to do something wrong.
Eventually I managed to fill one jar. That's right. All those tomatoes fill one pint jar. Who would've thought?
Then in my lonely jar went.
And then it "processed."
So. . . Is this right? Is it supposed to be separated like that? Am I going to die of salmonella if I eat this?