Would You Eat Preserves After 40 Years? 150 Years?

Would You Eat Preserves After 40 Years? 150 Years?



Yesterday I saw a photo by Mark Gilliam on Facebook who lives south of the border in Tennessee.

“My parents old root cellar. My mom canned these almost 40 yrs ago– and now she’s gone now, abandoned world!”

My assumption would be that by the looks of those rusted lids, I would not be sharing it with anyone.  Even if they are somehow miraculously properly sealed and free of bacteria, there is still a possibility that the metal of those lids has likely contaminated the contents by now.

My Father was doing a cleanup of my Grandparents home in Cowansville, Quebec before it was torn down and I remember he found some old preserves that hadn’t been touched in years, perhaps even decades knowing Mary Louise Deller Knight.

From the looks of the art on the front of the boxes that stored them, it could have even come from the late…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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