During the month of July, I go through more apron changes than any other time of the year. Every canning project, large or small, begins with me wrapping this necessary splatter shield around my waist before I begin prepping the produce and cooking it down.Although spring produce such as strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb are still at their peak in my area, the mid-summer contenders are not far off. I’ve began tucking in the occasional home preservation project here and there when time permits.

more at Source: 40 Preserving Links: Beginner tips, pro tricks and canning with honey | Simple Bites