|Ball Home Canning Kit|
Preserve Summer Fruits and Vegetables
We cook, bake, freeze, grill, poach, fry, grow some of our own herbs and vegetables, but we do not can! At least, not until now. We received the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit and, frankly, we were both thrilled and a little intimidated by it. We have been using Ball glass jars for years, but not for canning purposes. So in honor of National Can?It?Forward Day, August 13th, we decided to give it a try.
Our ancestors have, in one form or another, preserved food. In 1795, Frenchman Nicolas Appert, discovered that food sealed in glass bottles, and processed under high heat, was an effective food preservation method. Though effective, the method was messy