Saturday, September 10, 2011

Homestead Blessings:  The Art of Canning
The West Ladies
*****
Homestead Blessings: The Art of Canning
"From the basics of equipment, storage, and cleaning, to specific enjoyable and practical goods such as jams, eggs, pickles, green beans and many others, this DVD is packed with helpful instruction.  Great for young and old, 'The Art of Canning' is sure to enhance skill-sets that enrich homemaking endeavors."



This is the second instructional video by the West Ladies that I have enjoyed.  From making jam to pickling eggs (really?), the family walks the viewer through each stage of the canning process.  The two types of canning demonstrated are water bath canning and pressure canning.  I never realized it could be so easy until I watched it on the video.  With very little equipment, delicious and nutritious goodies can be made and stocked in the pantry.  I kept thinking how wonderful it would be to make some homemade gifts for the holidays this year.  Viewing this how-to video is prodding me closer to becoming more self-sufficient and learning another new skill to enable me to provide for my family.  The easy manner of these ladies makes it fun and worthwhile to watch.