The Lost Art of Canning
New month, new idea! Today we are rediscovering the lost art of canning and preserving. Especially for busy parents, canning can be a life saver for last minute meals or when you are craving some summer fruits in the winter, but they also make great and inexpensive gifts!
One of the great things about canning is the tradition it creates. Often, when you look up it’s history you will find stories upon stories of generations remembering their elders canning in the kitchen or teaching them how to make their special jam. So continue the traditions, or start a new one with the kids that is fun, healthy and sustainable!
Depending on what you decide to preserve, the recipes are relatively simple. Better Homes and Gardens has a whole list of tips and recipes here. You can also check out the basics of canning from Real Simple or Ball Fresh Preserving for an easy check list of everything you will need to get your canning days started. To make it even more fun, you can get creative with your jars with these adorable printables or use unique textures and textiles for gifting!
Nothing ever tastes quite as good as when it’s homemade with love!