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You Can Can

The Beginner's Home Canning Guide for Busy Moms

Wish you had a friend to invite you over to learn from their canning expertise?

I'm that friend. Come on over, busy Mama!

New to canning?
Get step by step video lessons,

clear instructions

and reap the benefits for your health and wallet from an expert!

This course is for brand new beginners who want to learn how to preserve foods by Water Bath canning and get an introduction into Steam Canning.

You're in the right place if you:

-Want to be able to open jars of pasta sauce, jam, and more and know that you made it and feel confident that it is healthful.

-Love the idea of eating and gifting homemade food.

-Want to learn how to can but have no idea where to begin.

-Are afraid of making yourself or your family sick.

-Aren't crazy about the idea of everything you eat being made by someone else and wish you could add more homemade into your diet.

-Feel overwhelmed by the process of canning- doesn't it take forever? Don't you need like 10 pots of boiling water? Don't you need a kitchen full of produce?

-Are busy.

This course teaches ONLY the foundational lessons that are specific to canning.

This course is designed for someone who feels comfortable cooking, but definitely hasn't canned before and wants to learn from an expert

-easy to follow lessons

-what gear to use- jars, pots, utensils like jar lifters

-what happens when-the canning process

-step by step process

-crystal clear instruction

-how to know you are doing it right

Canning is cooking in advance and is one of the most practical things you can learn for feeding yourself and your loved ones.



Enroll now to learn how to begin canning with confidence!


 

Class Curriculum


  Equipment & Basic Process
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  Let's Start Canning
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  Facebook Groups
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This course is right for you if you feel comfortable cooking at home

...but the whole notion of canning in jars is the part where you need some some expert instruction.

This course will share information about equipment, pantry items, jars, safety information, and the canning process.

You'll learn the STEP BY STEP PROCESS in CLEAR, EASY TO FOLLOW VIDEOS, and SHORT LESSONS.

"What a steal! So much good information in there!"

- Grace, @makermountainfabrics, Owner Maker Mountain Fabrics

"This is stellar! I have been around canning my whole life but have never tried it on my own because it seemed like such a daunting project. Thank you for a fun and insightful lesson on kickstarting my new found love of canning!"

Jenny Zink- drozianwebworks.com

"Well your smile is contagious and your enthusiasm for what you do is inspiring! I was so happy to meet you in person and walked away with so many tips. In fact, apple butter is thickening in my crockpot as I type! The best part I learned is that canning isn't as hard as I thought. You make it look so easy and fun!"

Erin @patinaandleaf

"We love homemade applesauce!"

- S & C, Ages 5 & 3

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Here's what it looks like inside an online course!

Purchase this instant-access course with confidence in our 100% money back guarantee. If the course isn't right for you in 30 days, we will refund your money, no problem.

So what happens after you purchase? You will get an email providing you access to the course and you can enter it any time you wish. You can reach out to me, your instructor, any time as well. As you progress through the lessons, you will start to gather supplies and produce and then you will can your first batch!

 

I started canning when I was pregnant with my first child (some gals paint baby rooms, I made 100 jars of applesauce). I poured over cookbooks, stood sweating in the kitchen, certain that I'd give me, my husband, and my unborn baby food poisoning. I sorted through pots, pans, ladles, funnels, lids, rings and so many jars. I scorched jam, under sugared, over spiced, broke jars, and learned the hard way why you need a specific set of tools. I want you to skip all that worry, uncertainty, and time wasting and jump right to the good part where you get to enjoy nourishing foods months after harvest and know what is in every mouthful. Join me today!

Frequently Asked Questions


I'm really busy. How much time do I need to learn?
I know your pain. You have taken multitasking to a whole other level and haven't really slept since...a long time ago. You are in luck because canning actually is a big time saver. Learning the material in the course can happen a 10 minutes at a time over a couple weeks or you can watch the whole course in a couple hours. Canning a batch of tomato sauce from start to finish would take a newbie about 2.5 hours but the resulting jars of sauce that are actually still considered a vegetable can be used almost instantly months later. I truly believe that canning has cut my supper-making time drastically, improved my meals by miles, and is absolutely worth the up-front time investment.
I have some old mayonnaise jars and pasta sauce jars. Can I just use those instead of canning jars?
No. I'm always looking for ways to economize but you must use jars specifically designed for canning. Use those other jars for flower vases or storing crayons.
Gee, Jenny, how did you learn how to can? What are your qualifications?
Shucks, thanks for asking. I hold no science degree; rather, I have a Master's in English, a teaching credential, 9 years teaching experience in public school, 4 years teaching English at the community college, and I have been canning like a madwoman for the last 5. I have taken several in person workshops on canning, I called upon several experts when learning by trial and error and I'm a devout canning cookbook and blog reader.
I have heard that you can preserve foods in jars in the oven/dishwasher/other place. Can I?
Nope. The only USDA approved method of home food preservation is in a boiling water bath. One of the many reasons that things are different from our grandmother's era is they newer hybrids of vegetables- tomatoes are a great example- are lower in acid than their counterparts of yesteryear. We will only follow methods that are scientifically proven to be safe.
Don't I need a ton of pots and pans to can?
I spend a lot of time going over the equipment you need in the course but the very short answer is you will need 2 large pots, 1 saucepan, and a utensil kit that includes a mandatory jar lifter. You will need glass jars, new lids, and bands. I encourage you to borrow or use what you have with the exception of the jar lifter. You probably don't own one and you definitely need one.
I remember my grandma canning ALL. DAY. LONG. How much time does canning take?
Old school canners made huge batches of preserves out of necessity and for efficiency's sake. The recipes I share are smaller quantities, are easy to cut in half or double, and I share tips for using smaller sized jars. I understand not everyone has a garden full of produce waiting to be canned nor the time to can it. For your first batch of jam, I would say to set aside 2 hours from start to finish.
What if I need help?
Great! That's my job; I love helping newbies get started. By enrolling, you will be part of a community of like minded souls who are learning, just like you. You will be able to ask quick questions and share ideas in our Facebook group with your peers and I am happy to offer specific advice as needed. You can totally do this!
Will I make myself sick? Is this dangerous?
If you follow the instructions in this course and in any reputable cookbook, you will not. Canning is safe and satisfying because we will only can foods that are high in acid and they will be processed for the prescribed length of time to ensure the internal environment is such that no spoilers can survive. You will exercise caution when handling glass jars and boiling water.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You could watch all the video and read the included PDFs in a weekend, or you could watch one video per day over a couple weeks. It was created with the busy beginner in mind.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

You need to eat every. Single. Day. Right? Buy this course TODAY and learn how to preserve fresh, healthful produce into foods you will be excited to eat and share with others. You will be able to start canning with CONFIDENCE, and will reap the benefits in every jarful.