Adventures in Home Preserving, part #1

Preserving is not an endevour to be taken lightly, since messing it up is potentially deadly. That said, it’s really a very simple, hard-to-screw-up kind of thing, and there is a wealth of information online to guide you.

Here are some photos taken by Jennifer of Operation: Jalapeno Relish.

Tight, but not too tight
Loading the relish into the jar. After filling the first jar I remembered to look around for my special canning funnel (looks like this).

The Bath
You’re supposed to secure the lids, but not too tight because the air needs to be able to escape when they sit in the boiling water bath.

Packing the Jars

Written on August 29, 2006