Friday, November 14, 2014


In Turkey we pretty much lived off of a 72 hour kit.  At least it felt that way.  Moving here we had no food at all.  It's a rather large task to build a pantry from nothing.  And pretty pricey.  But it was kind of fun to stock up on things like wheat, a wheat grinder, oats, etc.... (this is how I know I'm officially old and boring).  Anyway, we now have a decent amount of pantry items on hand.  Time to learn to can....daunting.

I have had a pressure cooker for about 2 years and now I have officially used my pressure cooker and canned something for the first time. 

We made applesauce....and you don't actually need o use the pressure cooker for that, but since we only have small pots I used the pressure cooker as our pot.  Worked out pretty well.

Doesn't make sense to go to the work of making it for such a small batch, but I wanted to make sure we tested it out before making lots.

There's something rewarding about doing something on your own.  It's so satisfying each time you open the cupboard.

Sadly, there's no where nearby that can test the type of pressure cooker we have.  I've found some suggestions online for testing the pressure on your own, but haven't ventured into that world yet...I suppose that's next on the list.