Learn how to Can or Pressure can
Have you ever wanted to learn how easy it is to can and preserve foods? I'll guide you through making a simple recipes like Tomato sauce, fruit preserve or Wine Jelly! Basic canning techniques requires high acid foods to prevent molds and bacteria and other food borne illness.
We will discuss safety, and USDA approved equipment and method to keep you and your friends and family safe. I'll explain all the equipment you need, times to prep, and boil, Do & Donts and safety issues.
Proper jars, lids, safety equipment. Why cetain re ipes can't be used for canning. How to adjust recipes. The difference in acidity of preservation techniques. Why oven jar cakes, steam canning, was canning and inversion of jars is not a safe nor approved method and why it may kill you.
For confident canners we can discuss Pressure Canning options for low acid foods like veggies, potato, squash, meat, fish, game and poultry. Recipes to make jar meals. Adjustments for altitude. The dangers and safety measures of Pressure canning. And basics ifvMicrobiology and food borne pathogens.
Training & Qualifications
Regular Contributer to Farmers market, winner of food fest medals.
Availability & Preferences
About Jennifer Schweichler
I own a Rare Breed Fiber and Yarn Shop. I import rare and endangered breed wool from around the world for knitting and spinning. In turn we help preserve these gorgeous sheep and the amazing shepherd'...s who love and care for them. All come from small family farms, co-op and grasslands. I love knitting, spinning, and dyeing fibers. I also am learning basic quirky embroidery. I'm also a cook and canner. I love making and baking. My jams and preserves are famous. I am know for my wine jellies, Rose jam, peach lavender jam, and Juniper-berry chutney. I sell very popular flavored salts and salt-herb blends. I tend to live my life and everything in it on both ends of the extereme. I'm hyper traditional in regard to some things and very unique in others. In some cases dislike greatly purely on the principle on conformity. I don't like it because everyone else is "so about" it I also love pressure canning. This can be a bit trickier and if not done correctly, dangerous as the risk of botulism is very, very high in non-acidic foods. That's why veggies and meats must be canned under very high pressure. Its almost like an autoclave! By trade I am a licensed veterinary nurse. I have cared for and trained just about every animal you can think of. The last 10 yrs I worked as an ER Trauma tech. So I can helpwith minor health issues, husbandry; or how to prevent problems and take the best care of your animal to begin with. I can even develop a weight loss program for your animal! Locally I specilize in pet sitting special needs pets so owners who normally would not be able to travel or leave for extends periods now have the option. I can do fluid therapy, pills, injections, rehabilitation, and exercise therapies like swimming, and resistance. I also help in training and behavior.show moreOpen to other proposals
Jennifer Schweichler is looking for:
- Just for Fun
- Cheap & Easy
- Fun & Quirky
- Website Consulting
- Language Lessons
- Art Lessons
- Classes & Webcasts
- Healing Arts
- Personal Training