There are a few things you need to do when getting ready to can. After you follow these steps, the next step is to place your jars of food in a water bath canner or a pressure canner to process.
Making syrup for canning fruit is a pretty simple task. You can make it as sweet or not sweet as you like. You may also choose to can fruit with unsweetened fruit juice or just plain water, if you prefer.
Not too long ago food preservation meant survival. With modern grocery stores everywhere, we seem to no longer feel the need to teach these skills, of years past, to our children.