Saturday, September 26, 2009

First canning class...

Today we had our first ever Canning Class at the farm. It went really well, but I learned a lot, like everything ALWAYS takes longer in real life then in your head or on paper. But my "Guinea Pigs" were very kind. I had said the class would start at 4 and end around 6. We started a couple minutes after 4 but did not end until 7:30.

In that time the 6 of us made 24 jars of pepper jelly and 16 jars of salsa. Everyone went home with 3 jars of pepper jelly and 2 jars of salsa.

All in all I think it went well. I think the group opinion was not to do less but to just plan on scheduling more time.

I hope everyone walked away with the confidence to try their own canning at home. I feel like Julie in Julie & Julia "No fear! No fear!" Easy and safe as long as you follow some basic rules.

I guess more classes are in our future! Need to buy more stuff!


Dave said...

wish I would have joined the class. I did some canning this year but have no idea if I did it right. Please continue to post prior to any classes you host. How much was the canning class?

Ramona said...

I had some of the salsa over a stir fry of broccoli and wild & brown rices. OMG!!! It was SO DELICIOUS! Thanks for the class. I'm looking forward to doing it myself. See you next week.