Some of you have emailed to ask me how I save my zucchini-
Well, we cannot and I mean CANNOT "can" zucchini/squash all by itself because of it's low acid content and ability to spoil after canning and cause botchalism.
Then we bagged it in freezer bags- 6 cups to a bag. enough for a cake AND a soup or stew or a casserole this winter!
Many of you have also asked about HOW we can. We put the camp stove up outside and use it for the canners. I have a smooth top stove and you CANNOT can on those because it will crack them. AND you won't get enough heat in your pan because the burner itself isnt big enough to fit the bottom of the pan and will heat the stovetop instead of the pan. I was told this by a Sears repair man when he taught me how to properly clean my stove top.
After my trip (will spill the beans soon) I will be working on apple pie and maybe peach pie filling and home made soups canned up for quick meals this winter!
I am an ANT. I am not a grasshopper, have you noticed?