Tag Archives: Glass jars

Amish Christmas Jam: A Low Sugar Adaptation


SHARE THIS PAGE: Christmas 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. This recipe, originally an Amish recipe, was adapted from one sent to Connie Sumberg at Pomona’s Pectin by Nancy O’Neal of Bedford, Virginia. The original recipe used […]

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Food in Jars inspired Vanilla Plum Jam (Sugar Substitution)


SHARE THIS PAGE: Toward the end of the summer, our CSA had a couple of quarts of beautiful Plums that I just couldn’t resist. It turned out that they weren’t ripe yet, so they went into an agate tray and onto the wall that skirts our kitchen– where I put fruit to ripen in plain […]

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Cuppa Noodle Soup Mason Jar Meal


SHARE THIS PAGE: Mason Jar Meals are the perfect solution to lunch-packing boredom. They offer quick healthy meals for lunch, on the go, or a busy weeknight. You can prep a bunch of meals at once and your fridge will be stocked with delicious meals all week long. Robin Joss, owner of Big Red Kitchen […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014


SHARE THIS PAGE: Every year we put together some of our favorite things in hopes that you’ll find something perfect for someone on your list, or maybe something to add to your own wish list! We’ve expanded our list this year, adding some ideas for DIY gifts.  And for those of us that aren’t so […]

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DIY – How to make your own Vanilla Extract


SHARE THIS PAGE: Have you ever wondered if it is cheaper to make your own vanilla extract? We were quite curious about the real savings, and we’ve wanted to try making our own extract for a long time. We also thought that homemade vanilla extract would make great holiday gifts. Since we are in gift […]

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What to do with very large cucumbers – Cucumber Relish!


SHARE THIS PAGE: Super large cucumbers are often hard to transform into crispy pickle spears, and are often quite seedy, but still have much potential! I recently had some very large cucumbers. My initial plan was to pickle them, but their seedy nature was making that difficult. So, we changed things up a little. After […]

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Tips for Making Double Batches of Jam


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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Get More Out Of Your CSA – Make Vegetable Stock


SHARE THIS PAGE: We are pleased to introduce our guest blogger, Sarah Mock from How I Pinch a Penny. Sarah has some excellent tips and creative ways to save money around your home. One way she saves, is by preserving her own food. Today she is teaching us how to use every ounce of goodness […]

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How to Make Spice Rubs for Dad


SHARE THIS PAGE: Father’s Day is coming up…and we set out to find a DIY project for Dad that would be useful, fun, kid friendly, frugal & easy to personalize.  It can be pretty tricky to find that perfect Father’s Day gift or DIY project…but I think we’ve landed on a favorite! Grilling season has […]

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Fermenting with Phickle and ReCAPS


SHARE THIS PAGE: We first paired up with Phickle, our fermenting friend, when she shared an amazing Asparagus Pickle recipe on our blog.  Today, she is making Sunchoke Pickles and telling us how handy ReCAPs are for fermenting. ReCAPs and fermenting, you ask? Well, ReCAPs have a hole intended for a bung and airlock and […]

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