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Ginger Honey Pear Butter Recipe + a Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: September is National Honey Month and it seemed fitting for us to celebrate. Not only because we have a pretty sweet line of honey jars, but also because we’ve been enjoying honey sweetened preserves and all the benefits of swapping honey for sugar in our jams, fruit butters and other preserves. If […]



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Pepper Jelly Recipe

Pepper Jelly

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Mrs. Wages Pepper Jelly Kit comes with almost everything you need to make the best pepper jelly. The kit includes pectin and spices, all you need is the peppers, lemon juice, vinegar and sugar, and you will be on your way to stocking your pantry with some sweet and savory jelly. Pepper […]



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A Basic Tomato Salsa Recipe for Preserving

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We recently hosted a canning class taught by Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. The hands-on canning class, at Fillmore Container, focused on tomato salsa. Marisa talked about the basics of preserving tomatoes including the importance of acidification when preserving tomatoes. The Tomato Preserving Guidelines from Penn State Extension offer some very […]



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How to Can Diced Tomatoes

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you need a basic way to put up some tomatoes for another day, this is it. The end product has a bit more of a stewed tomato, than a true chopped tomato. It is a very simple way to preserve tomatoes for a future soup, stew, stir fry, tomato sauce, salsa, […]



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How to Use Low Temperature Pasteurization for Pickles

Jars of Pickles

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We recently hosted a canning class taught by Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. The hands-on canning class, at Fillmore Container, focused on low temperature pasteurization. For those of you that are following along with the Food in Jars Mastery Challenge, this month’s challenge is all about Low Temperature Pasteurization,  What is low […]



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How to Dry Herbs in your Oven

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you’re a couple of years into your herb garden, you’ve likely realized that there are some herbs that you just can’t keep up with. Some of them – like our Thyme, Oregano and Savory – faired very well over the winter, had expanded their growth area and were bursting with new […]



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Peach Freezer Jam with Mrs. Wages

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Preserve some peaches without turning on the stove, with this no-cook peach freezer jam. If you haven’t made freezer jam before, we encourage you to read our post about How to Make Freezer Jam. Easy Peach Freezer Jam The original recipe is By Joy Isaacs, from Mrs. Wages® Test Kitchen Yields: 5 […]



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Lavender Vanilla Bean Strawberry Jam with Pomona’s Pectin

Lavender Vanilla Strawberry Jam & Pomona's Fillmore Container

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Strawberries were so plentiful and delicious this year that I found myself arriving home with flats of those glorious berries several times. We enjoyed strawberry shortcake for bedtime snacks, for breakfast, sometimes as an actual dessert and of course, a good amount of strawberry jam was put away for another season!   We had some […]



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Honey Sweetened Preserves

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Honey has a long history of being the favorite natural sweetener, so it’s resurgence into preserving recipes isn’t surprising. Why Honey? It’s a natural, much healthier alternative to processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its supporting role of a sweetener allows the flavor profile of the fruit or other ingredients to shine through […]



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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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