Category Archives: Preserving Recipes

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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Rosemary Grapefruit Jam for National Grapefruit Month

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We had quite a few grapefruit from the holidays and it was quite apparent that if I didn’t do something with a goodly portion of them now, some of them may end up feeding our worms. Their peels had begun to dry out a bit and sadly,  the opportunity for marmalade had […]

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Food in Jars Mastery Challenge 2017

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s been a joy to see the tremendous response by so many preservers to Marisa McClellan’s Food in Jars Mastery Challenge! While her challenge has given well seasoned preservers another excuse to put things up or to branch out, it has also encouraged those who have very little preserving experience!   If […]

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It’s National Sugar Awareness Week!

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It seems fitting, as we’re leaving that holiday eating and last year’s baggage behind us and begin to focus on the little ways to make this year better! I was surprised at the number of people who’ve told me that they don’t make jam (or allow themselves to enjoy jam) anymore because […]

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Quick Pickling for the Holidays

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Pickling isn’t just for summer time! Looking to add something crunchy to your relish trays at the upcoming Holiday gatherings, or even to share with your neighbors? Grab some cucumbers or other veggies and get pickling! Quick Pickles, AKA Refrigerator Pickles are stored in the refrigerator, so there isn’t any need for […]

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7 Ways to Use Your Cabbage

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SHARE THIS PAGE: I’m not ambitious enough to grow cabbage in my garden, but have gotten some in our CSA box and from my Father’s trips to our local produce auction. I’ve come to realize that a single head of cabbage can go surprisingly far once sliced or shredded and have concluded that I simply […]

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Preserving Chili Peppers with Batch

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We are excited to team up with the authors of Batch again!  We continue to enjoy Joel MacCharles & Dana Harrison’s adventures with food and preserving and are so pleased to share a recipe for Wood -Fermented Hot Sauce from their book Batch, and we hosted them for another Facebook Live event […]

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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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