Even for those of us that are well-versed in canning, putting up your own food can be super intimidating. But, I promise, once you know the basics, canning is a safe and easy way to preserve the bounty of summer (either from your own garden or from local farmers). And, as an added bonus, it’s super fun! You can can!
There is a ton of really wonderful information out there that outlines exactly how to can. My friends at Ball have an excellent, in-depth resource (complete with videos) for learning how to can that I recommend checking out if you really want to learn more. Instead of reinventing the wheel and rewriting their entire how-to, I thought I’d give you a general overview (to really show you how easy it is!) and then provide you with a glossary of terms that I’ll be using in my canning recipes. This will be a great resource to have as I post more and more canning recipes.