For more years that I likely care to count, I've been using traditional canning methods to preserve our garden goodies. Traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, tried-and-true methods captured by some of the best canning product manufacturers and tweaks that suit my own preferences. There's been very little change in my routine.
After all, a proven recipe is one you'll use over and over again. A quality glass canning jar is a quality glass canning jar you'll turn to time and time again. And a canning lid that produces a tight seal is one you'll willingly use, then find a way to recycle if possible, after opening and enjoying your canned goods.
Then something amazing and highly unexpected crosses your path and suddenly turns your canning world topsy-turvy in a truly wonderful way...
|Fagor Jar Lifter makes it super easy to lift hot jars in and out of the pressure cooker.|
I get a little giddy when strawberries are in season. For me, it not only signifies that I'll soon be filling my plate with one of my favorite fruits but also that I'll soon be pulling out my canning equipment for the first gardening canning session of spring!
This year, I had a second reason to celebrate strawberry season as I received the Fagor Duo 9-Piece Pressure Canning Set to test out in the Rural Mom Kitchen. Lovely to have a shiny new appliance to accompany me in processing strawberry jam.
Keeping children entertained on car trips is always a challenge. Keeping children comfortable during a car ride is an even bigger one. Countless times my children have tugged at their seat belts or have had neck pains from sleepy, floppy heads.
What's the solution? Well, you can pack a bag of play toys, a pillow and perhaps purchase a seat belt wrap-around to buffer the discomfort... or you could check out SeatPets, an innovative solution I think is simply fantastic!