Start Canning

Canning for Busy Beginners

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Who says canning has to take all day?!

I’m going to show you how you can make delicious jams, salsas, sauces, and preserved fruit and vegetables in an hour! That’s right, in an hour (or less!) you can make food that is delicious and doesn’t contain a bunch of ingredients you can’t pronounce.

I’m giving you step-by-step video lessons, clear instructions and fool-proof fast recipes. Reap the benefits for your health and wallet from an expert!

If you’ve never even tried canning, or you need to refresh your skills, Start Canning is the course for you!

The Start Canning course is jam-packed (get it?) with recipes (and accompanying videos showing you exactly how to follow them), equipment, canning basics and safety, and how to customize your recipes so your food tastes like you want it to.

I’m going to show you how to make and can:

  • Strawberry Jam
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Strawberry Syrup and Butter
  • Pickled Pearl Onions
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Roasted Bell Peppers

Plus once you know how to make the basics, you can take your newfound skills and use them with different types of fruit and vegetables. It’s like having an entire farmer’s market on your pantry shelf!

Start Canning shows you how to preserve foods by water bath canning.

You’re in the right place if you:

  • Want to make healthful foods for your family but you don’t want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen
  • Want to feed your family food that’s not full of preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce
  • Love the idea of making delicious jams, salsas, pickles, and canned produce but have no idea where to start
  • Know that BPA is something you need to avoid
  • Love the idea of eating and gifting homemade food

Start Canning shows you:

  • How to create and preserve food your family can enjoy for up to a year after you make it
  • How to can safely
  • How to can quickly and efficiently

Start canning is designed to get you preserving your food in a short amount of time. You’ll learn safe preserving processes, how to use the tools you’ll need, and be on your way to preserving a wide variety of healthy, delicious foods.

Canning is cooking in advance. You'll be saving time at every meal of the day by learning how to preserve wholesome food in jars!

Here's what's inside!


About Me

I’m Jenny. I'm a working mom of two who shows my affection by cooking for my loved ones. I want to feed my family healthful food that also tastes amazing! I’ve been canning for most of my life, and I love teaching old skills to new people.

My goal for every one of my courses is to make you feel like I’m in the kitchen with you.

Together, we will master the equipment, ingredients, and follow a step-by-step process so you end up with healthful, delicious canned food your family can enjoy all year long!

Here's what my students are saying...

"We LOVE homemade applesauce!"

- S & C, ages 5 and 3

"This is stellar! I have been around canning my whole life but have never tried it on my own because it seemed like such a daunting project. Thank you for a fun and insightful lesson on kickstarting my new found love of canning!"

Jenny Zink-

"Well your smile is contagious and your enthusiasm for what you do is inspiring! I was so happy to meet you in person and walked away with so many tips. In fact, apple butter is thickening in my crockpot as I type! The best part I learned is that canning isn't as hard as I thought. You make it look so easy and fun!"

Erin @patinaandleaf

"Jenny makes canning EASY!"

Emily Travis-

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Here's what it looks like inside an online course!

Purchase this instant-access course with confidence in our 100% money back guarantee. If the course isn't right for you in 30 days, we will refund your money, no problem.

So what happens after you purchase? You will get an email providing you access to the course and you can enter it any time you like. You will be added to the Facebook group where you should get to know your classmates. They will be a great source of encouragement and inspiration. You can reach out to me, your instructor, any time as well. As you progress through the lessons, you will start to gather supplies and produce and then you will can your first batch! Let's Start Canning!


Enroll today to begin canning with confidence!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You could watch all the video and read the included PDFs in a weekend, or you could watch one video per day over a couple weeks. It was created with the busy beginner in mind.
Will I make myself sick? Is this dangerous?
If you follow the instructions in this course and in any reputable cookbook, you will not. Canning is safe and satisfying because we will only can foods that are high in acid and they will be processed for the prescribed length of time to ensure the internal environment is such that no spoilers can survive. You will exercise caution when handling glass jars and boiling water.
What if I need help?
Great! That's my job; I love helping newbies get started. By enrolling, you will be part of a community of like minded souls who are learning, just like you. You will be able to ask quick questions and share ideas in our Facebook group with your peers and I am happy to offer specific advice as needed. You can totally do this!
I remember my grandma canning ALL. DAY. LONG. How much time does canning take?
Old school canners made huge batches of preserves out of necessity and for efficiency's sake. The recipes I share are smaller quantities, are easy to cut in half or double, and I share tips for using smaller sized jars. I understand not everyone has a garden full of produce waiting to be canned nor the time to can it. For your first batch of jam, I would say to set aside 2 hours from start to finish.
Don't I need a ton of pots and pans to can?
I spend a lot of time going over the equipment you need in the course but the very short answer is you will need 2 large pots, 1 saucepan, and a utensil kit that includes a mandatory jar lifter. You will need glass jars, new lids, and bands. I encourage you to borrow or use what you have with the exception of the jar lifter. You probably don't own one and you definitely need one.
I have heard that you can preserve foods in jars in the oven/dishwasher/other place. Can I?
Nope. The only USDA approved method of home food preservation is in a boiling water bath. One of the many reasons that things are different from our grandmother's era is they newer hybrids of vegetables- tomatoes are a great example- are lower in acid than their counterparts of yesteryear. We will only follow methods that are scientifically proven to be safe.
Gee, Jenny, how did you learn how to can? What are your qualifications?
Shucks, thanks for asking. I hold no science degree; rather, I have a Master's in English, a teaching credential, 9 years teaching experience in public school, 4 years teaching English at the community college, and I have been canning like a madwoman for the last 5. I have taken several in person workshops on canning, I called upon several experts when learning by trial and error and I'm a devout canning cookbook and blog reader.
I have some old mayonnaise jars and pasta sauce jars. Can I just use those instead of canning jars?
No. I'm always looking for ways to economize but you must use jars specifically designed for canning. Use those other jars for flower vases or storing crayons.
I'm really busy. How much time do I need to learn?
I know your pain. You have taken multitasking to a whole other level and haven't really slept since...a long time ago. You are in luck because canning actually is a big time saver. Learning the material in the course can happen a 10 minutes at a time over a couple weeks or you can watch the whole course in a couple hours. Canning a batch of tomato sauce from start to finish would take a newbie about 2.5 hours but the resulting jars of sauce that are actually still considered a vegetable can be used almost instantly months later. I truly believe that canning has cut my supper-making time drastically, improved my meals by miles, and is absolutely worth the up-front time investment.
I don't really cook. Ever. Can I take this course?
Yes! I don't use words like "sauté"- I say "cook on medium high." I explain everything, thoroughly, more than once and I include several PDFs to guide you at the stove. You can absolutely do this!