Monthly Archives: April 2014

Organize Your Canning Supplies

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Our recent blog post 5 Tips on How To Prepare for Canning Season inspired some great ideas on how to organize canning supplies and equipment. June G. one of our fans on Facebook shared an outstanding idea! She repurposed a used entertainment center to build a preservation center. “Since I can year […]



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Honey Sweetened Strawberry Thyme Jam from Preserving by the Pint

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Over the last several weeks, I’ve enjoyed reading through Marisa McClellan’s newest brain child – Preserving by the Pint and was anxious to try some of the recipes. I really wanted to wait for fresh strawberries to do this justice, but I still had several quarts of frozen berries and thought, “Why […]



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Strawberry Jam – Pomona’s Pectin in Action

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’ve become quite fond of Pomona’s Universal Pectin. Our preserving habit can be somewhat unpredictable – from testing products, processes or recipes; To keeping up with the garden, and surprise arrivals of auction produce from my Father.  All of these scenarios in addition to our regular schedule of putting up “planned foods” […]



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Easter Centerpiece Ideas

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’ve been having fun with our Heritage Collection jars from Ball. The pretty blue & green jars just scream spring and we love filling our tables with their beauty.Discover more centerpiece ideas on our Pinterest boards.



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Water Bath Canning Science 101 – Proper Venting

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SHARE THIS PAGE: How can I avoid lid buckling or dimpling when I water bath? This is a sign that pressure has built up inside your jar during the water bath. It is VERY important that the steam is allowed to vent properly during water bath. Whether you are using 2-piece lids or 1-piece lids, […]



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How to Pick a CSA and Get the Most Out of Your Share

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SHARE THIS PAGE: The growing season is upon us and that means it’s time to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Becoming a member of a CSA is a great way to get access to local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here’s how it works: A farmer (or group of farmers) offers […]



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