In this post, I will explain all about the canning course for busy beginners, Start Canning, and I will give you all the details for how to join in the fun this canning season.
I am so proud and excited to share that the Start Canning e-course is ready to rock and roll. If you are chomping at the bit and want to sign up now, head here! www.startcanning.com
I created a canning course for the busy beginner. Let me explain a little about what that means. By busy, I mean that I don’t teach every dang recipe ever because no one has time for that. I do teach TECHNIQUES that I think you can apply to many other recipes after you take the course. Once you learn how to process foods in a food mill in one recipe, you can easily do it in another. Once you learn how to make strawberry jam, you can try apricot jam on your own. I know you don’t have all kinds of free time to watch hours upon hours of video and eat bonbons. You could watch the videos and read 10 minutes at a time over a few weeks, or you could devour the whole course in a weekend.
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By beginner, I mean really a brand new, never boiled a pot of water before beginner. I explain and show everything, clearly, more than once, so you can SEE how the process works. A good cookbook will tell you what to do but a video course that you can access any time you want, pause and rewind, and that has helpful cheat sheets and just for fun quizzes to check your learning will SHOW you how to can. All the in-person workshops I have attended really assumed that attendees cooked often and well upon attendance and I wanted to be sure that even true newbies could learn from this course.
The biggest obstacles people tell me to stand between them and canning nirvana are the equipment, the seemingly complicated process, and safety. All three issues are addressed in the course so you will be ready to can your first batch right away. I have several videos where I go over which equipment you need, why you need it, and offer alternatives where appropriate. We follow USDA approved canning guidelines and I even walk you through their website that is the final word on canning safety. You will get to see how to can a variety of recipes that I chose very purposefully so you can learn a range of skills you can apply to whatever you want to preserve this season.
I am working on some really fun bonuses to include to the course that I can’t reveal just yet but they just might have something to do with making homemade bread. Stay tuned on that one, Wildflowers. I have a few other irons in the fire that will make the experience even more fun but I have to keep my lips sealed a while longer. You’ll be the first to know, Dear Readers.
Those who join the course get to have access to a private Facebook group where we get to troubleshoot, swap recipes, learn from one another, and where I can help you however you need it.
I feel confident that one unifying element among my blog readers is that they are all learners. Our super fun subscriber’s Facebook group has been the greatest surprise to me; I had no idea that a Facebook group would be fun, to be quite honest, and it has been so refreshing to see people share their expertise, help one another, encourage and support, and generally learn from one another. Those who become email subscribers get to join this rad little community and there’s a little coupon inside that you can use on the course. But you have to hurry- there are only 50 coupons available and when they are gone, they’re gone. Did I mention the price of the course will go up in July?
I really hope that if you are considering purchasing the course that you give yourself permission to do so. The value of learning a fun new skill that will improve your cooking and eating experiences immeasurably will far surpass any concerns you have over whether or not you can do it (you totally can!), if you will get sick (no way; we will use trusted recipes and procedures! I will help you every step of the process!) or if you will understand how (canning is way easier than cooking a holiday dinner, folks). Let’s Start Canning!
Next post I will be sharing something wooly, hot pink and NOT canning related. Thanks for bearing with me, experienced canners; I just wanted to share the canning bug with all of our readers. XOXO!