I think I can, I think I can....
I mean, I DO have some nice books that would tell me how - like this great one I found at a yard sale from 1948:
Mother did it, my sister Tina does it..
I remember having pears and cherries when we were growing up that Mother had "put up" - we even used to help pick the cherries - yum.
I think this Farm Journal book would tell me everything I needed to know:
Another fond memory from my childhood is of when our piano teacher, Mary Domingues, would have a pot of apple butter simmering in the kitchen while we took our lesson in the next room. Wish I had some of THAT right now!
I'd probably be more interested in canning fruit than vegetables- except maybe salsa - Tina makes some GREAT salsas! She even won the prize at the county fair one year.
I don't even have any of the "equipment", and I've never even tried - but maybe I will one of these days. Apple butter cooking on a nice fall day, made with apples from my favorite local apple ranch (Cover's in Tuolumne), sounds like a wonderful idea.
After all, autumn IS only two weeks away.
And maybe I can can.