You Can: Pear Chutney

To me, canning has always seemed like something better left to the professionals, or to Grandma, at least. I remember going to the extension office with my mom to have her pressure cooker tested. I mean, I’m all about following recipes, but if my kitchen equipment has to be tested by a third party, it’s probably best for me to stay away. That sounds…involved. But, I discovered, it doesn’t have to be! There’s an easier way – water bath canning. All you need are some jars, lids and fresh seals, your ingredients, and a large kettle or stock pot with a lid. I followed the instructions of the talented Brook at and successfully completed my first canning attempt last night: Spicy Pear Chutney. I had it over brined pork chops for dinner last night and lunch today – it Continue reading