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Is it Jam? Is it Jelly? -The Difference Between Soft Spreads

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 7, 2017 0 Comments
Is it Jam? Is it Jelly? -The Difference Between Soft Spreads

Sweet spreads, like chocolates, come in many textures and varieties. While a box of chocolates might have nuts and jellies, cremes and caramels, in the sweet spread world we have jams and preserves, marmalades and fruit butters. Often, we resort to calling them all “jam.” But what makes a jam? Or a conserve? Or a […]

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Strawberry Mango Jam with Lime

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 6, 2017 0 Comments
Strawberry Mango Jam with Lime

If you love strawberries, you’ll want to make this quick and easy jam. Strawberries. The first real sign that summer, and summer canning, will soon be here. Fresh strawberries eaten out of hand. Fresh strawberries sliced over shortcake. Fresh strawberries added to my morning smoothie. But seldom do I turn fresh strawberries into jam. No […]

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How to Make Jams and Jellies that Your Family Will Love

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on May 9, 2017 0 Comments
How to Make Jams and Jellies that Your Family Will Love

Your quest is finally over – here are the creative jam, jelly, marmalade, and fruit butter recipes you have been seeking! Today, in the shameless promotion part of this site I offer….. Unique Jam Recipes; Timeless, Trendy and Tested Imagine your pantry shelves stocked with colorful, jewel-toned jars of sweet spreads. It’s not a fantasy, […]

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Fruit Butter Basics

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 28, 2017 0 Comments
Fruit Butter Basics

Fruit butters are so easy to make they are almost foolproof. You can be more creative with fruit butters than with jams or jellies since there is no worry about reaching the gelling point. If half way through the cooking process you decide to run an errand, you can just turn off the burner, cover […]

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…..no. The trick is […]

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Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

Filed in Real Food by on April 20, 2017 0 Comments
Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

Homemade sourdough bread made with whole grain Kamut flour and delicate herbs. I’ve been on a sourdough bread kick again lately, making some of my favorites like Best Oatmeal Sourdough and Sourdough Banana Bread. But last week I made a new version of sourdough herb bread. Although most herb breads use basil, rosemary, and other […]

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Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 19, 2017 1 Comment
Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Today’s post is sponsored by the kind folks at StickerYou.com where if you dreamed it, you can get any kind of sticker. You may notice that I almost never label my canned goods with “stick-on” labels. Years ago, I used the sticker labels that come with canning jars. They worked great, if you never wanted […]

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Lemony Pickled Carrots

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 18, 2017 3 Comments
Lemony Pickled Carrots

Make a quick jar of pickled carrots for snacks and appetizers. The countdown is on. Soon, we will have fresh fruits and vegetables available for canning. But until then, we are filling our time making quick pickles. Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring […]

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Apple Kiwi Kirsch Jelly

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 21, 2017 1 Comment
Apple Kiwi Kirsch Jelly

How to make natural pectin jelly. Although I make cases of jam every year, I seldom make jelly. Jelly is made from juice and needs pectin to set. Not many fruits have enough pectin of their own and require adding boxed pectin. Boxed pectin sets up too firm for me and gives me an upset […]

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Keep Herbs Fresh with Ultra-Violet Glass

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Keep Herbs Fresh with Ultra-Violet Glass

Infinity Jars™ keep herbs fresh and flavorful. It’s time again to start planning this year’s herb garden. Herbs are the perfect plants if you don’t have much garden space or if you want a low-maintenance garden. Most herbs grow quickly, can be added to salads and entrées when fresh, and can be frozen or dried […]

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