Can Can Can You Do the Can Can?

Guess what I did on Thanksgiving Sunday? Other than eat delicious food… I was at a canning workshop!!!! The workshop was led by Janet from Rainbow Plate and sponsored by the awesome Fresh City Farms.

Janet brought a selection of her homemade pickles & fruits to inspire us to can our own rainbow of produce:

And she took us through all the steps of water canning our own pickled veggies and sweet preserves. I was most interested in learning how to preserve fresh, local & organic produce without killing anyone (no botulism for my friends and family, thankyouverymuch). And Janet went through all the health & safety recommendations, and now I feel that I can “put up” produce with great confidence!

Janet demonstrated canning these gorgeous Pickled Carrots with Oregano and Peppers:

Don’t you just want to crunch them?

Janet was so inspirational, that I bought all my jars yesterday and “put up” my first cans today!!!

Thank you Janet & Fresh City for helping me cross another item off of My Kitchen Bucket List!!!!!

And you can stay tuned for preserves & pickles coming soon — in the meantime, you can check out Food In Jars. I want to make all of Marisa’s recipes. I’m also keeping track of all the recipes I want to try from across the internet on my Preserving Deliciousness Pinterest board.

I’m now looking especially forward to next summer when the summery produce comes back! Nom nom nom.

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7 Comments on “Can Can Can You Do the Can Can?”

  1. October 12, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    What a fun class! I recently went to a fermentation workshop and I’d like a canning one to be next on my list! 🙂

  2. October 12, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Thanks Lindsay! It was great to meet you in person! I can’t wait to see all of your gorgeous pickles and preserves – happy canning!

  3. October 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I went to a canning workshop a year ago… ate the salsa made at the workshop within a few days and then didn’t end up canning anything after that. :S Looking forward to see what future posts about this contain!

    And because of your title:

    • October 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      I’ve canned some plums and I’m trying to save them instead of eating them RIGHT NOW.

      I’d also love to do some salsas, etc. I think next summer is going to be a big one for me for canning. 🙂


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