Hi! My name is Rachel, and I am 19 years old. I'm the author of canningbasics.com.
Although canning isn't my favorite thing to do, (it takes a LOT of work!), I do happen to know quite a bit about it, because my family used to plant a huge garden every summer. Then we would spend days canning our harvest. It was a huge, hard job, but we had a blast doing it together!
I began Canning Basics in 2009, and it has since expanded to include more than just canning. I love baking and cooking, and so I've begun sharing with you a lot of my family's favorite recipes!
I am the second oldest of six kids - my mom and dad have homeschooled all of us, and I have absolutely loved it. When I'm not canning or cooking, :-), I love playing with my two toddler brothers, as well as working on expanding this website.
Why a website?
I'm sharing my knowledge of canning with you for a variety of reasons, the most important one being my desire to show people how easy canning is. It is doable! Many people want to learn but are afraid to try because they fear botulism or a huge learning hurdle.
And from the cooking/baking side of things, I simply love to do it. Every recipe that I post here on Canning Basics has been tasted by my entire family at least once. :-) This is a great way for me to organize my best recipes all in one place - neat, tidy, and organized - hopefully you'll find it helpful, too!
But please, let me know - how am I doing? If you need more clarity, have questions, suggestions, or comments, feel free to contact me by
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