Category Archives: Fruits

Homemade Shrubs or Drinking Vinegars – Cold Process

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Last week, we shared a recipe for this amazing Black Cherry Shrub and were so floored by the ease of making them and pleased with the flavor results that we’ve tried a few more variations. That Black Cherry version that we made spent some time on the stove in order to speed […]

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How to Can Apple Pie Filling with Simply Canning

Canned Apple Pie Filling Orchard Road Jars

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Simply Canning, is a great resource for information on canning safety, recipes, canning tips, how to’s and product reviews. The articles are easy to read and understand, The information is valid for a newbie & veteran canners.   If you haven’t checked it out, yet…you should! Sharon Peterson, the woman behind Simply Canning, is […]

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Pear Vanilla Jam with Honey + Tips for Canning Sugar-free Jam

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Recently, Marisa McClellan, popular food blogger and author of Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint, stopped by our warehouse for a couple canning classes. We talked about how to make low or no sugar jam, using Pomona’s Pectin. The result was a splendid pear vanilla jam with honey (recipe below). […]

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Apple Pie Filling for Water Bath Canning

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Apple pie is one of my favorite things to make during these autumn months….along with Apple Crisp! I’d been wanting to can some Apple Pie Filling for a long time, but I was intimidated by my visions of the sticky mess and the large amounts of sugar. Honestly, I really don’t mind […]

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Tips for Making Double Batches of Jam

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Making Multiple Batches of Plum Star Anise Jam & Tomato Basil Jam from Food in Jars Our jamming kettles & canners were quite busy the other day as I multi-tasked, something I usually don’t recommend with preserving. However, I needed to do some testing of some new jars and lids that we […]

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Sweet Cherry Vanilla Jam

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Cherry season is one of our favorites, but it never seems to be around long enough! It seems that every year, we’re scurrying to get and create something special with these delightful little fruits! We’re very blessed to live in an area with several wonderful orchards including some that offer the “Pick […]

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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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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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5 Tips on How to Prepare for Canning Season

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Whether you’re a canner, a freezer, a fermenter, a dehydrator or all of the above; we’ve compiled a few tips to help you gear up for canning season, so you can get the most taste and quality out of your preserved goodness. 1. Start a Preserving Journal We started one so that […]

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