Category Archives: Fruits

How to Make Strawberry Freezer Jam with Mrs. Wages

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you haven’t ventured into freezer jam yet, you should. With no-cook freezer jam, you get to preserve the bounty of summer without even turning on the stove. Not only, is it probably the quickest and easiest way to make a batch of jam, the flavor it offers is much more representative of perfectly […]

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How to Preserve Strawberries – A Round-Up of Strawberry Recipes

How to preserve strawberries

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It is not surprising that strawberries are a popular choice for preserves. Making strawberry jam is often the main way most preserve strawberries, but there are so many other great ways to use these sweet berries. We’ve included a few of our favorite strawberry jam recipes below. If you want to venture […]

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3 Ways to Preserve Berries + Blackberry Jam & Jelly Recipe Round Up

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Several years ago we added a small patch of Blackberries – the thorn-less variety – to our little patch of the world. As it turns out, the kids don’t eat them out of the patch quite like they do the raspberries, so I actually get more opportunity to preserve some! Whenever I […]

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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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