Hi, I'm MrsWheelbarrow.

I'm a mentor in Jam/Preserve

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My Jam/Preserve Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Because there aren't many of us canners out there...

What inspires me in this category:
I want to live a sustainable life. It's that simple. Buying local, seasonal food and putting it up so it's there in the winter months keeps me in touch with the world around me. And I love looking at the shelves of sparkly jars and appreciating everyone's hard work that creates that bounty.

I have a lot of experience in home canning. But can't figure out what category that would be. I can/put up jam, jelly, confiture, conserve, pie fillings, whole fruit, liquor, wines, fish & meat, pickles and kraut, chutney, relish and fruit juices. Perhaps I can be of some help to someone out there?

Biggest Lesson Learned:
how not to create botulism. :)

Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
The women in my family.

Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
I don't really have any credentials! I'm just another creative home cook.

My Tips:

  • Add vinegar to your water bath to make the jars sparkle.