Archive for ‘Learning Process’

December 15, 2010

Canning – Self Study

Self study!  I really do so much better with a class type setting but this will be taking my self-discipline to another level.  Plus, although I haven’t researched yet, at this point, I’m not aware of any canning ‘classes’ in my area.  I will be researching that though.

In the meantime, for the past few days, I’ve gone through the National Center for Home Food Preservation site copying & pasting into word documents to create my Canning Binder – including: instructions, recipes and other information offered on NCHFP’s site… pictures included when available, of course.

Last night I started printing out some documents, categorized them and now need to find a binder to put them in.  I’m reading most as I’m printing, but at least it will all be in one, easy to locate place.

Since purchasing some product (dehydrator, steamer/juicer, apple peeler/corer/slicer, couple cases of quart jars, canning starter kit, water bath pot, vacuum sealer), there’s a little fear creeping in as far as actually doing the canning for fear of not doing it right!

This is December and the way I look at it, come the spring, or first available crop in May (can’t wait to pick my own!!), my self-study course couldn’t begin with better timing.  I have 6-months to study-up and in the meantime, search for possible classes or instruction – maybe from local farmers who offer ‘pick-your-own’ which I have found a couple that are somewhat close.