So I mentioned a couple days ago that I won a giveaway. Well, after a visit from Mr. UPS man and Mr. Fed-Ex man on Wednesday, and the UPS guy again today, it’s officially all here!

My Steam Canner (I LOVE IT!) and the Canning Tools

Close-up of what tools I got in the canning kit

My fancy canning jar šŸ˜‰

This is a .30 litre (that’s 10 oz to us) amphora jar. The one piece lids are even pretty!

See? Even the lid says it’s Made in Italy!

Diametro 70 mm – lucky for me, that’s the exact same as the standard Ball canning lids šŸ˜€

And notice the pretty little detailed “handle” on the side

I know it doesn’t show up well in the pic, but the glass has a pretty floral design in it, too

My 3 pretty Italian jars! The other two are .5 litre, or 17 oz, and also have the pretty floral design on them

Once I get used to canning, I can’t wait to use these!

And here’s my lovely steam canner, hard at work šŸ˜€ If you look above the date, you can see the steam plume jetting out

This lovely is multi-talented, too! The steam dome (top part) can also be used as a 15-qt stock pot, and the bottom can also be used as a roaster. It can process 7 pints or quarts at a time (I almost felt bad only doing 2 pints) for at least an hour only 6-8 CUPS of water, and the process time is the same as traditional water-bath canning. You just start timing once the steam plume hits 8″ šŸ™‚

And tomorrow, pictures of APPLE BUTTER! Okay, okay, one sneak peak:

Ain’t it bee-you-ti-ful? My first ever canning experience šŸ˜€

Can’t wait to taste this yumminess on some homemade wheat bread! (There wasn’t enough to make the 3rd pint jar – what a shame! – but it means I’ve got some in the fridge NOW – yippee!)