Monthly Archives: May 2016

How to Use an Atmospheric Steam Canner

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SHARE THIS PAGE: New News on the Use of Steam Canners! There has been more research attention given to the use of Atmospheric Steam Canners recently and several reliable sources are now stating that it is indeed safe to use them under certain circumstances as an alternative to a Water bath canner.  Our local experts […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers

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SHARE THIS PAGE: The school year is soon coming to a close, and we’ve been on the hunt for some fun ways to say “thank you” to the teachers who encourage our kids to love learning all school year long. Teacher Thank You Gifts Sweet Treats This Ice Cream themed teacher’s gift is the perfect […]

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Plum Strawberry Rosemary Jam Recipe

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Adapted and contributed by Vivian Solomon, who was inspired by a recipe in The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook by Rachel Saunders, Plum-Strawberry-Rosemary Jam is a low-sugar cooked jam made with Pomona’s Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener.   Vivian says: “The […]

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Homemade Vinaigrette & Dressing Recipes

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s easy to get caught up in the glory of fresh greens, fruits & herbs in the spring and summer when everything is new & fresh! Here are some of our favorite ways to make even the humblest of salads shine! Most vinaigrettes also take your grilled or roasted vegetables to another […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Depending on which growing zone you’re in, rhubarb season may already be in full force, or it may just be beginning to show up in smallish bundles at the market. Often, the Red Variety of Rhubarb is most popular – that rosy hue just pops in those gorgeous foody posts- so it’s […]

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Sale on Canning Tools

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’re celebrating farmer’s markets, roadside stands and gardens of every shape and size with 10% savings on our most basic and popular “must haves” for the home food preserver. Items included in this special sale: 20 Qt. Stainless Steel Water Bath Canner The ever-popular 4th Burner Pot Regular Mouth and Wide Mouth […]

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Blubarb Jam Recipe with Pomona’s Pectin

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SHARE THIS PAGE: The combination of blueberries and rhubarb is less common than the typical strawberry-rhubarb pairing, but it really shouldn’t be—this lovely, deep blue jam is a delicious, tangy treat. This recipe was adapted from one by jam-maker Kirsten Jennings, who first tried it at a local restaurant and liked it so much that […]

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How to Make a Terrarium

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SHARE THIS PAGE: A few weeks ago we attended a terrarium class at a local coworking space for home, garden, and other creative professionals. We brought along a couple of our favorite large containers and took the time to focus on creating a sweet little contained garden to observe, tend and love. Staci Jasin of […]

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