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My Story

Hi there! My name is Beth, and I'm the creator of Dry It Can It. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, and recent retiree who has found a new excitement for canning and dehydrating.

Throughout my career, I worked full-time while raising our daughter with my husband. It was a busy and fulfilling time, but there wasn't always much time for hobbies or creative pursuits.

Now that I'm retired, I have more time to spend in the kitchen, and I've fallen in love with the art of preserving food. There's something truly magical about taking fresh produce and turning it into something that can be enjoyed all year round.

I started canning years ago, experimenting with jams, jellies, pickles, and canned fruits and vegetables. I loved the process of sterilizing jars, preparing the produce, and carefully sealing everything up for long-term storage. Seeing row upon row of neatly labeled jars lining my cupboard shelves created a real sense of satisfaction.

More recently, I've also gotten into dehydrating food and love the simplicity of it, and the fact that you can preserve foods without any added preservatives or chemicals. Dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and meats make for great snacks and additions to meals, whether you're camping, or just looking for a healthy snack at home. I love taking dehydrated food on road trips.

For me, canning and dehydrating are more than just practical skills; they're a way to connect with nature and to honor the seasons. I love being able to use up excess produce from my garden, or to take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables when they're at their peak. I also find that I have reduced food waste.

Through this blog, I hope to share my joy for preserving food with others. Whether you're a seasoned canner or dehydrator, or you're just getting started, I hope to provide inspiration and guidance as you explore the wonderful world of food preservation.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me and my journey. I'm excited to share my recipes, tips, and tricks with you, and to connect with others who share my love for all things preserved.

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