Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Botulism is funny. Right?

So.  I tried my hand recently at canning. 

Ya know those handfuls of jalapenos in our garden?  Well, there is no way we could eat those suckers before they - or our stomachs - went bad. 

Preserve them!  I thought.  But how?

As it turns out, there are quite a few very interesting blogs out there about modern canning.  (Ooooh.)  Even the Ball website looks almost hip. 

Now.  Don't get me wrong.  I didn't go crazy or anything.  And I'm thinking that the few simple instructions I followed, along with the spicy jalapenos and vinegar brine probably have us clear on that botulism front.  But it was fun.  And I think the results are awfully pretty.

Please note.  I know that botulism is not actually funny.  Seriously.

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