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Welcome!

This is my first posting here on Edibles in Jars and I just wanted to say hello and welcome everyone. While I'm at it, I'll give a brief run down on what you can expect here in the near future, and tell you all a bit about me.

I'm a freelance writer, mom of 2 wonderful teenagers (talk about an oxymoron), and currently going back to school again - this time for computer programming. At heart I am thrifty. Very thrifty. Raised by my grandparents, we mostly shopped at thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets for as far back as I can remember. In today's society, at least in my small corner of the world, thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets are not what they used to be. Around here they are mostly use to move cheaply made new things... Anyhoo, I digress.

We, as a family, are attempting to turn our consumerism manner into a more earth friendly one. Which, in a nutshell, means that we are attempting to change our shopping and consuming ways into being more like our forefathers through homesteading, attempting to grow our own food, and have livestock for eggs, meat and dairy products.

With all of this homesteading going on (along with purchasing in bulk at sales) we end up with a lot of stuff that can go bad before we have a chance to eat it. This is where Edibles in Jars comes in. It is going to be all about preserving food products through canning. And no, it's not going to be another site with just jelly and jam recipes. Nope. While I will include my jams and jellies, I'm also going to be talking about canning meats, soups, complete meals, vegetables, fruits and more.

I'm off! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you around here often! :)
~Melody

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