This year, with our more substantial harvest of fruits, Gilbert got all generous and bought me a Presto pressure canner with accessories (jar lifter, funnel & wrench).
Kinda like getting a state-of-the-art Dyson vacuum cleaner from your hubby for your birthday (you know what I mean, ladies). Hey - thanks, dude, for making my household chores proceed more efficiently (fuggedabout the practical stuff like jewelry from Tiffany's). I'm eternally grateful. Really. Can't wait to test drive this puppy. Ahem. Righto. Just waitin' for Godot now...
But I honestly can't complain about having decent canning equipment. This is something I actually relish doing. Our semi-dwarf Golden Dorsett apple tree produced an amazing amount of well-formed fruit this year, so I decided to go the chunky applesauce route in this canning adventure.
|In the meantime, apples are cooking down.|