Thursday, April 23, 2015

Do You Remember the Fridance?

What time is it?'s...FRIDANCE time!!!!!!(__|__) (__\__) (__/__)♪♪♪♪♪♪ (__|__) (__\__) (__/__) ♪♪♪♪♪♪ (__|__) (__\__)♪♪♪♪♪♪ (__/__) (__/__)(__|__) (__\__) (__/__) ♪♪♪♪♪♪ (__|__) (__\__) (__/__) (__|__) (__\__) (__/__) ♪♪♪♪♪♪... (__|__) (__\__) (__/__)♪♪♪♪♪♪(__|__) (__\__) (__/__) Woo Hoo!!!!!

Back when I was a wee little canner... I found Canning Granny. Her goal was “Sharing the dying art of homemaking...canning, dehydrating, preserving and storing food...and enjoying myself during the process”. Her Friday posts began with the Fridance & it always made me smile.
She managed to share her world & endure the canning nazi's. She was always so supportive of me. 
But, she epitomized helping & sharing others accomplishments. A lofty goal I try to emulate.
The real reason I believe she was successful & liked by many was a little bit of love went into every jar she canned & post she shared.

While her Canning Granny website is still up for reference, though she is no longer there. Nowadays there are other canning sites I follow and they are great people. 
But, Canning Granny is sorely missed...

Initially she simply shared various posts that shared the basics of canning she gleaned. Her is one of Canning Granny's early posts:

Canning provides a number of great benefits which are relevant to today’s lifestyles.  While home canning has been around for generations, the reasons why people can today are different than the reasons why people canned products years ago.

Gardening and home canning can lower your grocery bill.  Burpee Seed Company ( estimates that for every $50 spent on seeds and fertilizer, a gardener can yield $1,250 worth of produce. As it’s not feasible for a family to enjoy all of that fresh produce all at one time, home canning allows you to preserve that fresh, home grown flavor from your garden for use all year long, and saving on your grocery bill.

Home canning supports sustainable lifestyles.  Canning locally-grown produce reduces the carbon footprint created by transporting vegetables around the world in off-seasons.  A study by Carnegie Mellon found that 11% of the average American’s household food-related greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation of foods. You can reduce that by growing your own produce or purchasing it locally, and then fresh preserving the harvest and re-using canning jars year after year.

Fresh preserving allows you to manage your family’s nutrition.  Many canning enthusiasts enjoy the versatility and control they have with fresh preserving recipes.  When you fresh preserve foods, you can avoid additives and preservatives found in many commercial products, and you may even opt to use organic ingredients.

According to research from The National Gardening Association, 48% of consumers’ garden to ensure their food is safe.  Canning is a perfect way to manage the ingredients in your recipes to ensure that your family not only gets the garden fresh flavor of fresh produce, but that they also avoid any undesired ingredients.

Express yourself through unique and creative recipes. For generations canners have used fresh preserving to showcase their own unique style with creative canning recipes. Impress your friends and family by creating unique jams, jellies and other culinary creations.


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