One of my favourite things about cooking is learning new techniques that let me make even more fun food for my family. We all have our favourite dishes but sometimes I want something specific that I haven’t yet learned how to make, or I have a surplus of a certain fruit or vegetable and want to use it in a new way.
Canning is easily one of my favourite ways to preserve extra fruits and vegetables, but it’s something I’ve only attempted for a few years. Part of the reason was that I didn’t really know what equipment I needed and so if recipes required that jars be processed in boiling water, I didn’t attempt the recipe. I mastered a delicious plum jam that the boys absolutely love but I didn’t know how to progress from there.