Monthly Archives: August 2015

3 Great Giveaways!


SHARE THIS PAGE: Feeling Lucky? We have 3 really great giveaways happening now! Win some jars & canning labels; or win a Mason Jar Meal Kit; or win essential preserving equipment and supplies. Choose one or enter all three. But, hurry they won’t last long! Giveaway #1 – Personalized Canning Labels Felix Doolittle creates the […]

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Packing Lunch in Mason Jars


SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s back to school time, and even if you don’t have little ones rushing out the door to catch the bus, it’s still seems to be the time of year when everyone tends to re-group, and get back in a regular routine, as the fun of summer winds down. Taking a fresh […]

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Gifting Preserves with Felix Doolittle + a Giveaway


SHARE THIS PAGE: We’ve been fond of Felix Doolittle for quite awhile. They create the most beautiful personalized stationery – note cards, bookplates, art prints, and more. Artist and designer, Felix Fu, and his wife, photographer, Loren Sklar, founded Felix Doolittle in 2003. The product line includes, canning labels, chef medallions, and oval kitchen labels, […]

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Kids & Peaches in the Canning Kitchen


SHARE THIS PAGE: It really can be a winning combination! Our children love peaches….really love peaches. They also loved the peach vanilla jam I made last year – which morphed into an even more incredible ice cream topping.  So when we came home with a bushel of gorgeous peaches, Marisa McClellan’s Peach Vanilla Jam was […]

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Maple-Vanilla Peach Jam


SHARE THIS PAGE:   Today we want to share a recipe for Maple-Vanilla Peach Jam from Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin by Allison Carroll Duffy (Fair Winds Press, June 2013). Here’s what Allison said about Maple-Vanilla Peach Jam: “If I were to eat any jam by the spoonful (which I admit to doing on occasion), this […]

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Which Jars are Safe for Pressure Canning?


SHARE THIS PAGE: Pressure canning is the only method recommended safe by the U.S.D.A. for preserving low-acid foods such as meats and fish, soups & stocks. Wondering what the difference is between water bath canning and pressure canning? It’s all about the temperature! A boiling water bath canner cannot surpass 212 degrees Fahrenheit. A Pressure […]

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Pressure Canners vs. Pressure Cookers for Canning


SHARE THIS PAGE: Richard Kralj, Food Safety & Quality-Senior Extension Educator at Penn State Extension presented a pressure canning demo at our Preservation Station at the PA Farm Show. There were many questions regarding pressure canning at the PA Farm Show, and we continue to get questions about this topic. As more small kitchen appliances […]

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