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It was scarey

Since Glen and I decided to put in a garden this year, I made the leap and bought a pressure canner.


Last Monday evening my mom called me and said that my step-dad brought home a big box of green beans and wanted to know if I would can them for her.  Of course I said I would.  Tuesday evening came around and I found myself in my kitchen first looking at this very intimidating pan and then at the instructions on how to use it since I had never canned anything before.


As you can see, everything went as it should…..and I didn’t blow up my kitchen 🙂

First Time Making Marmalade


My step-dad bought a LOT of zucchini at an auction the other day.  So, we had to come up with some interesting ways of dealing with the sudden influx.  I bought the book, Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, and it has a recipe for gingered zucchini marmalade.  Having never made marmalade, I thought to myself…..I can do this!  The recipe was very easy to follow, and it turned out perfect.

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