I am feeling the urge to do some canning....and I have never done it before but I feel like it is a lost art...right there with tatting and homemade bread. My family was talking about it over the holidays and we were thinking that we might all get together and do some canning because we were interested in it and some have actual experience with it and its a good thing to do! I would love to have nice canned fruits and veggies available in my pantry. With the economy the way it is and my husband having to change jobs, we have been using some of our food storage here and there and it was good to know that I had it there just in case I needed it and I think canning up some beautiful tomatoes or peaches or whatever would warm my heart and make me feel all warm and fuzzy! Once we get closer to Spring and the season is ripe, we are going to tackle canning and I will let you know how it goes.
On another note, I found these jars that I think are really beautiful canning jars. They are called WECK Canning jars and the link is http://www.weckcanning.com/docs/order_form.htm
take a click and go see them. They are fluid and tulip-like and really beautiful! Who knew canning jars could be so pretty? I will have to check their prices to the normal Ball jars and see how much they cost....I am sure these are more expensive, but I think they are lovely.