About Us

Hello and thank you so much for visiting my home for all things preservable (Is that a word?). 

In 1972 I began to dabble in canning or call it preserving. My dad's Mama Grama Lois was an excellent preserver of food and at the age of 14 she started to give me the basic's. Grama Lois had a root cellar that was filled year around and could easily feed the United States Marine Corp. Yes times have changed but the general rules still apply.

I had no idea that it would bring me to this point in my life when all things became how we might preserve food.


I have turned this into jam-tastic adventure! And more I ferment, pressure can, make my own Vanilla Extract, Vinegar Varieties the list is endless. We have many DIY home cleaner's to DIY Furniture redo's. It is endless what you can do with a little bit of creativity.

I try at all times to go organic but have found that now days this can be a tricky subject because the guidelines are not set in stone. Thus, I have made a point to buy local or grow it myself. I am blessed with a yummy yard and a husband who encourages all things Canarella. But please do not let any of the political bullshit stop you. Learn to preserve food and make your season last. Organic or not just wash you food and start a cannin'.



In 2010 I entered the County Fair and actually got a few ribbons.
This website is my way of meeting preserver's of food from all over the world and sharing our common interest.

I cook, can, garden, quilt and just plan enjoy life one day at a time.



This has taken me all over to different class's, Fair's and stores to find new tool's and idea's. I have found the knowledge and supplies are endless. The fun and knowledge you can pass on to other's is one of the most wonderful thing's you can do. I get more pleasure out of sharing and teaching then I ever imagined. I have met and developed some very special friendship that would never have found me with out this hobby! And who does not like a hobby they can eat!!!

You only advertisement's on this site that are thing's you may need to get your adventure going.

If you have a recipe or DIY you would like me to share please just email canarella @ sbcglobal.net it to me with or without pictures and it will be posted on this site!

Thank you and God Bless America!