Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Canning Madness!

This past weekend was like the final exam in my canning education. A coworker and I taught 4 canning classes on Saturday and then led a Community Canning Kitchen on Sunday where 8 people each completed a canning project with the group's help. Then Monday night I did a Canning Basics class for the Ecopaulitans group. I don't have pictures yet from the class sessions, but here are some choice photos from the canning kitchen:

Working on a peach, tomato, apple salsa- Really tasty!

Prepping green beans- goes quickly with 4 helpers!

Filling jars to pressure can green beans

At one point we had 5 canners going at the same time!

Salsa Prep
This was a fun bunch of people!

A portion of the bounty: Honeyed Jalapeno Rings, Peach-Apple-Tomato Salsa, Classic Tomato Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Stewed Roma Tomatoes, Watermelon Pickles, Dilly Beans, Green Beans, & Indian-Style Pickled Cauliflower


selina said...

Oh how I wish I lived near you! I would have been there in a heartbeat!!
Looks like you had fun!

selina said...

I have a question. I just got done canning Honey Spiced Peaches from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving & I forgot to put cinnamon sticks into the jars before I boiled them. Will the peaches still be safe or am I at a loss now?

Liz said...

Selina- You should be all good on the peaches-The cinnamon is just for flavor and not safety. tThey sound great!