Last summer, I fell in madly love with home canning. I made raspberry jam, pickled dilly beans, peach jam, homemade dill pickles, watermelon rind pickles, and more. I spent my summer afternoons sweating over a boiling stove, and I truly loved every minute of it.
Just this morning I cracked open a jar of strawberry jam, and it was like being back in June all over again.
Why Bother with Home Canning?
Home canning is the process of preserving fresh food yourself. Home canning is what allowed people to eat fruits and vegetables during the lean winter months hundreds of years ago.