Canned Beans

What better way to celebrate Food Day Canada than by canning beans grown in my own garden! For more info on Food Day Canada check out this webpage. The daycare children and I planted a garden this spring. We enjoyed learning about all the different seeds. The children liked planting the “big” seeds the best!

All summer, we have been watering our garden, and pulling the weeds. This past week, we’ve been picking the beans, and tipping & tailing them. Since it’s cool today, I figured it would be a great day to can the beans. My Mom & Grandma have been using this recipe for years!

After tipping, & tailing & cutting the beans, the next step is to blanch the beans. You do this first by covering them with water, and bring it to a boil. Then you pour off the water, and cool the beans with cold water.

After measuring the beans, you add 2 tsp Pickling salt, and 2 tbsp Vinegar for every 4 cups beans. Cover the beans with boiling water, and boil for 20 minutes. Place beans & water in sterile jars.

Finished!!!!!! 🙂 Can’t wait to eat these beans in the middle of winter, and remind the children of all the work that we did to grow & can them!

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