This post will share the workbook that will help a beginning canner plan, prepare and preserve with confidence this canning season!
I was thinking the other morning, while I was at my local U-Pick berry patch with my kids, that you beginning canners, or those who have never canned at all but who are interested in learning, might not be ready to dive into a canning course. You might have read a blog post or two of mine, remember Grandma canning years ago, and what you REALLY might want is a helpful workbook that you could read on your phone, print off and keep in a cookbook or binder, at a low-commitment, super affordable price point so you could see if canning was right for you.
So I hustled home from the berry patch, and made The Canning Essentials Workbook, just for you Wildflowers. It’s just $5, you can print it, or not, look at it on your phone or desktop computer, and use it to help you get started canning THIS SEASON. No more putting it off, Wildflowers. You totally can do this!
Here’s a peek inside!
In The Canning Essentials Workbook, there’s no warm and fuzzy stuff; it’s all super helpful guides that I created with the help of my printable-tastic friend Elisa of www.mealplanningblueprints.com (if you need help making printables for your online biz-hit her up. That’s why the Workbook isn’t a plain old doc. She’s amazing!). The Canning Essentials Workbook is just 12 pages of straight value, written by an English teacher, designed to help you get started canning this season!
In The Canning Essentials Workbook, you will get the canning equipment checklists for BOTH water bath AND steam canning – how helpful will it be to have that checklist on your phone when you are at the store or shopping online? Very! You’re welcome, Wildflowers!
You’ll be able to refer to the season planner and pantry checklist so grab necessities like citric acid and 5% vinegar when you’re at the market- and not have to make a special trip later.
The Canning Essentials Workbook also shares a great visual guide to the stove top- it SHOWS you where each pot should go, so you can SEE what your stove should look like. You’ll be set up for success the first time you can, and every time afterwards! You DON’T want to be reaching over the water bath processing pot to stir your preserves if you don’t have to, right? This diagram will help!
Perhaps the most valuable page of all is the Acid & Canning guide that lists the pH values of all the fruits and veggies that you’d consider canning so you can make safe substitutions. Canning works partially because of acid. Foods inside of jars that we water bath or steam can are high in acid. That means you need to know if strawberries are just as acidic as cherries if you intend to swap them out, or if you can use lime juice instead of lemon. It also lists the pH of ingredients like honey, cocoa, and vinegar.
Have you heard about adjusting for elevation? There’s a great visual guide in The Canning Essentials Workbook that SHOWS you how to adjust your canning processing time for your elevation- wherever in the world you are canning!
I created a beautiful canning log that new and experienced canners alike will love. Because canning is a seasonal activity, it can be a whole year in between batches of salsa or applesauce. It can be really hard to remember which recipe you tried and loved, or didn’t love, how many jars the recipe yielded, and if you want to make that recipe again. This is the problem that the canning log will solve for you. Write away, Wildflowers, and keep track of canning from season to season!
Wildflowers, if you have been wondering about canning and wanted a way to get your feet wet, this is the way to learn! Get the Canning Essentials Workbook here!Buy Now!