Friday, July 22, 2011

Fear Factor--Garden Edition

I'll admit it. I'm afraid of our pressure canner.
It may have something to do with a story my grandmother used to tell about her pressure cooker exploding so she had to clean potatoes off of her ceiling for a week.

Or maybe it's the fear of the unknown.

All I know is that so far I've managed to preserve all kinds of food by freezing. That may come to an end very quickly.

The pressure canner we have used to be Rick's grandma's. It's probably over 50 years old. Last year Rick ordered new gaskets and such to make sure it's all in working order.

But I still haven't tried it.

I blanched and froze green beans this afternoon. I kept saying that I didn't want to heat up the house in this 100+ degree weather. I think I just didn't want green beans all over my ceiling.

3 comments:

Terri said...

I share your fear! Maybe it was from hearing the same story from your Grandma and Aunt Linda. Amazing how those things can make such an impression on us!

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Mary said...

LOL...Dana, you can do this. I know this is an old post but now that I have a blog I remembered yours and went looking to follow.

The key is not to heat up too fast and lose control. Slow and steady is good for the turtle and pressure canner.