As many of you know by now, the Bag Lady does quite a lot of home canning. She loves to preserve as much of her garden produce as possible. She is always extremely careful about keeping her kitchen clean, and doing a proper job of canning. She follows all the directions and rules of home canning because she is very aware of the many ways things can go wrong.
She has her "Food Sanitation and Hygiene" certificate from the Alberta government, and follows all the rules and guidelines that she learned in that course. She sells some of her home canning at craft sales, and would be mortified if anyone ever got sick from something she had prepared.
She estimates she is now at the half-way point as far as her tomatoes are concerned. She actually cut down on the amount of canning that she usually does. She didn't plant any cucumbers or beets so she wouldn't be tempted to make any pickles. There are still quite a number of jars in her pantry from last year. But she will probably make at least one batch of pickled hot peppers, just because she has so many peppers!
Here is a photo of the canning she has done so far this summer (minus a few jars that she has already given away or that have already been consumed!):
Half-way. The end is in sight. Then she will have to find something else to do..........