It’s already February?! I need to start planning my garden, it will be time to start seeds in doors before I know it. I’ve got a few new varieties of seeds in the mail from Baker Creek Seeds and I’m excited to get things growing.
Do people usually send out newsletters at the end of the month as a reflection? Or at the beginning of the month in anticipation of what is to come? I’m going with the latter. I’m excited for February and I want to share my excitement with you!
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the membership, both through Patreon and directly through me. I look forward to growing our group of cool people learning useful skills together. If you want more info on signing up for the membership CLICK HERE.
We finished out January talking all things nourishment. If you listen to the podcast you heard me talk about nourishing food, as well as other things we take in to our bodies. Tallow rendering and body balm were the exclusive video tutorial and recipe card sent out to members for January. If you missed out last month, don’t wait, sign up for the membership today at PATREON.COM/GREENERPOSTURES or greenerpostures.com/membership to get more exclusive content in February.
Boy oh boy, I made some AMAZING whipped tallow balm. I had enough that I was able to offer it up for sale or trade. Some of you may already be using this now! This tallow was the best I had made to date. Just 3 ingredients. Grass fed beef tallow (rendered by me), organic extra virgin olive oil, organic frankincense essential oil. That’s it.
If you missed out and still want some, send me a DM or an email and I will send you more info on price and shipping.
February’s Theme is Canning
Canning is a fabulous way to make more real food and eat more of what you make yourself. Think of it as your way to make your own processed heat and eat meals or deserts, or a way that you can preserve what you grow or what’s on sale and in season.
There is a lot of fear and worry behind home canning. I know I was nervous when I first started. Understanding how canning works to preserve food was instrumental in my success and learning, and now I want to share that with you!
All episodes of The Greener Postures’s Podcast will focused on canning this month. I will also be sending out a recipe card, a video tutorial and holding a live zoom call for the Greener Postures members.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
I’m excited to announce that I will be holding a live online workshop on Sunday, February 26th at 3pm PST. We will go over canning safety, how it works, water bath canning, pressure canning, equipment, recipes and more! This will be LIVE on Zoom. I’ll be in my kitchen showing how I work canning into my normal kitchen routine. To sign up to to greenerpostures.com/signup or for more information click HERE.
So much talk of canning this month, and to be honest, it’s hard to pick just one book on the subject to recommend, so here are three well worn favorites that I have on my shelf and use often. If you click on the book titles, it will take you to Amazon where you can read more about each book, or purchase them if you would like.
- The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: An excellent no fuss book to help you get started with pressure canning. It has everything from simple single ingredient canning procedures to delicious meals in a jar. I was glad I had this book to help me get started pressure canning.
- The Prepper’s Guide to Canning: A no frills homesteader type book with realistic recipes geared toward using what you have, rather than buying what you ‘need’ for a recipe. I use this time and again.
- The Ball Blue Book: The most basic of all canning literature and something that everyone should have in their kitchen library.
For a list of more books as well as equipment and materials that I recommend for canning, check out this new blog post.
The Greener Postures Podcast
This months podcast episodes are all about Canning! That’s right, each week I will cover a different aspect of home canning. If you plan to attend the workshop, try to catch all the episodes before you attend. That will give you a great foundation to build on at the workshop. New episodes will be released every Monday in February.
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Of course, you can always listen to the podcast right here on the on the PODCAST page, right here on the Greener Postures website.
For those of you that have been listening to my other podcast The World as it is Today that I co-host with my husband CHUD, we are back after an 8 week break. The new episode is covering some tough personal trials we’ve gone through this winter. If you’re wanting to get to know us better, you can give that a listen too.
Have you checked out the Preserving Today YouTube Channel lately? Here’s the little promo I made for the Getting Started with Home Canning workshop. Feels pretty good seeing all these images of things I actually made strung together like this. This is also my “face reveal” on YouTube. That’s what my 9 years old told me it was called.
Next month will be all things sourdough! Similar to February, March will culminate with a live online workshop all about sourdough! Save the date! Sunday March 26th at 3pm PST live online. If you are a “Do The Thing” level in the membership, attendance to the workshop is included in the membership cost. If not, you can still sign up and the cost is $40. I will be sending out more info on that workshop soon!
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