We have been buried in green beans for the past couple of weeks. We’ve been canning them, a task I don’t mind at all. Picking, preparing, and canning beans is a labor intensive process. I use the time to think, plan and enjoy the outdoors.
This was what my table looked like Wednesday. It took me several hours to pick the bounty, the first time I have been on my own for that task.
They look like this when the ends are removed, they are cut up and washed.
I cold pack them, but scald the lids before placing them on the cans.
Into the pressure cooker.
Process, I’m lucky enough to have two pressure cookers.
I noticed that my name was scratched into the lid of one of my pressure cookers. I think my F-in-L did that when I loaned it to M-in-L one year, to avoid mixing them up.
I am lucky enough to have a dishwasher, so I wash the cans there, and store them upside down on a towel on my counter top until I need them. Every dishwasher load has cans in it this time of year.
Here is why I needed to to an entire load of cans once this week. I remember washing the cans in the laundry tub in the basement of our old home in northern Michigan. I am grateful for my dishwasher.
If there is no blog post for a day or two, you know why. There are beets, carrots, and tomatoes to go!