Preparing for 365 Days of Creative Canning

G'day folks! Thanks for checking out my website and the beginning of my 365 Days of   Creative Canning challenge. Thought I would do an introductory post, explaining why I'm undertaking this venture and how I'll go about it - all while operating our paint supply business full-time and running after my 6mth and 4.5yr old daughters (plus my 3yr old niece who I babysit Mon-Fri all day). Exciting stuff!
  
So I'm an Aussie, and here we call canning "preserving" or "bottling". During my challenge I will be canning jams, jellies, marmalades, sauces, preserves, pickles and more, and I will also be pressure canning meat, soup, stocks and ready to eat meals.
  
Pressure canning allows you to preserve low-acid foods and high acid dishes (ie jam) must be boiling water canned to ensure the jars are safe to store in a cool, dark and dry place for 12 months or more. I have lots of my recipes to make, create new recipes and share it all with you! Lots of canning creations to make for my family and give as gifts to my family and friends :)
   
Why 365 DAYS of canning? Well the challenge came about after I read a book recently. 365: A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin. Basically Noah created a skull every day, using different mediums and then published a book about it. People all over the world have taken his book as inspiration for their own year of creating - drawing, craft, photographs, and there are hundreds of other projects. It is really interesting seeing what people make and committing to a year of daily creations.    
   
365 Days of Creative Canning.
Every day for one year.
Must be canning or canning related.
Document proof.
Share results.
Inspire others.
BEGINS MAY 21ST, 2012. 
ENDS MAY 20TH, 2013.

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