Thursday, April 8, 2010

Can It!

When I was a young girl, I would hang over the shoulder of my Granny and Aunt Pauline as they prepared the best canned preserves and canned goods imaginable.  Since these two ladies could do no wrong in my eyes, I followed in their culinary footsteps.  I have put up my share of vegetables (frozen and canned) and jelly, and I hear no complaints when these jars of love are personally delivered to those I love.

There is nothing more special, as far as I am concerned, than a fresh jar of canned goods. 

Below I have listed my favorite jars.  You can find recipes for just about anything you desire to put up.  Enjoy creating your own memories.

Ball and Mason are the American canning jars used by most canners.

I simply love these beautiful french made jars.  Le Parfait jars are a little pricey, but for some canning or storing, I think they are worth the extra money.  Replacement gaskets can be purchased.

These jars can be found at

I hope that you have enjoyed this post, and that you will be motivated to get into your kitchen and can.

Now on to etiquette!

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10.)


Your horn should be used as a warning, not an expression of you displeasure. When a pedestrian doesn’t see you coming pr you need to avoid any other danger, honk only as much as necessary.

When the person in front of you is in another world when the light changes to green and they don’t move, a horn tap or two is all that is usually needed.

When driving on blocks with an unbroken line of traffic, allow a person coming out of a parking lot to enter the traffic. You need only let one or two cars out, hoping that the persons behind you will follow your lead.

DO NOT slow down to see something happening at anything other than the road, whether it be an accident, film shoot, protest rally or anything that may cause you to be a rubber-neck. If you must see, pull over to the side of the road.

If you encounter a funeral, which would be a line of cars with lights on, it is respectful to stop until they have pass. You must also stop at a green light to let a funeral pass.

Monday we will cover Keeping Your Cool at Intersections.
See you soon,
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