Once washed, snap or cut them to the size you would like to eat. I tend to leave mine in nice size pieces as they hold up better during processing. Once snapped, it's time to load up those jars.
Now to those jars...Not just any type of jar, but canning jars of course. My collection includes ones I purchased and others I inherited from my mom and some I picked up at yard sales through the years. I really enjoy bringing them out and some of the memories connected with them...like a bicentennial jar my mom gave me...cool.
Whatever your jars, make sure they are freshly washed in hot soapy water, air dried and ready to hold those beans.
Once processed, bring out your jars with one of these and let them cool. You'll get to enjoy hearing the pop of the lids as they seal and owning your own canned produce. The nice thing about it all is that you control what goes into them and how they were grown. So nice!
Here's hoping you were inspired to can something of your own this year. A great way to start out is with a friend...I got to help out a friend a few years ago, gifted them with a Ball's Blue Book to Preserving and they've been canning ever since. Be sure to check out more canning how-to's online. I've listed one here to get you started.
What are some things you would like to can this year? Blessings!
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