A decent sized garden this year means finding a way to preserve every vegetable for future enjoyment. No waste allowed. How to do so? Depending on the type of produce, one favorite and popular method is canning using a pressure cooker.
Confession time. I sold my beautiful cooker at a garage sale years ago. Years ago! Why? I was in my 'career' phase and had no time for what I thought was a time consuming, frivolous effort of putting up produce. I thought I would never use that thing again.
Are you kidding?!? Never say never! I am amazed at how we perceive life, its meaning, and what's important. Thank God I'm coming back to my senses. I want the comfort and pleasure of taking my food from the soil and tasting its wholesome goodness year round.
So I began my adventure in the pursuit of another cooker. And since I believe in 'used is usually better' philosophy, I started scoping the auctions. This past Saturday was a gem, and yes, they had a pressure cooker, canning jars, and lids!
The photo above is what I walked away with for $2.00. Not one person even bid against me. It was meant to be. That baby was mine! Come home to mama! I'm excited with this find.
I picture myself using that pressure cooker this summer and thinking how lucky I truly am. I may even create my own little ritual by saying 'never say never' each and every time! Cause ya just never know!