Only about 4 cups of smooshed berries this year.
Still makes for a lot of hot pots on the stove! (I never realized just how black and silver my kitchen is until I looked at this picture!)
I forgot how yummy the berry mixture smells when it's cooking.
And of course here's the finished product. It may be a small batch, but it will be mighty tasty!
If you are new to canning and want a really great reference guide let me suggest The Complete Book of Home Preserving. During the summer canning season it's always close at hand when I'm in the kitchen.
I would also suggest buying a magnetic wand. I forget about this every year until canning season rolls around and I end up burning my fingers, but then I never remember to buy one when I'm not in the middle of canning.
Of course my birthday is next week...and it is on my Amazon Wishlist...hint...hint...
Finally, if you are an old hand at canning, or even a newbie looking for a challenge, keep an eye on this blog because later in the week I will be posting information on a canning contest! Stay tuned!
My Canning Season To Do List
Early Season Canning
Crab Apple Jelly
Spiced Crab Apples
Lemon Sage Wine Mustard
Tomato & Mid Season Canning
Late Season Canning - After Labor Day
Green Tomato Relish
Green Tomato Chutney