Yesterday was intended to be canning day but it took all the time I wanted to spend on it just halving and deseeding the jalapeños. Having gone through two cracked ceramic stovetops I have learned not subject the present stovetop to the weight of a canning operation. Instead, I set up the three burner Coleman® camp stove outside on top of the charcoal grill even though it was a rainy, drizzly day. It’s not the most convenient setup shuttling between kitchen and outdoors, but it gets the job done without incurring the expense of replacing another ceramic stovetop.
I managed to keep the mild variety of jalapeños separate from the hot ones but lost track of which jars contain which. Oh well, I like a surprise.