It was such a neat experience learning how to can from her. Thanks to my fancy flat phone, I was able to video her explaining the various steps. My desire is try my hand at canning many foods, but starting with green beans was definitely a good idea. Grannie is well versed in how to do it, and I learned so much with her. We began in the garden picking the beans, then we broke them, washed them, put them in jars, and, finally, canned them. The following photos document our day. Stay tuned for canning recipes…
|Grannie in her bean patch|
|This is enough beans for 14 quarts.|
|Grannie washes her beans seven times |
before canning them.
|Once the beans are packed into the jars, |
top each with 1 tsp. of salt and
|Grannie uses a pressure cooker to can her beans, |
but you can do this using the boiling water method as well.