Category Archives: canning

Slaw update

I did a post a while back about making Freezer Slaw, and thought I’d just do a little update about how it turned out. I had a couple of heads of cabbage from my garden and didn’t have a lot … Continue reading

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In a pickle

I have a problem. (Oh boy, left myself wide open there, didn’t I?) Although I make pickles every summer, and I have a couple of pickle recipes that I think are particularly good, my very favorite pickles are actually store-bought. … Continue reading

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Big plans

I always make big lists for the weekend.  Do you do that? I’m such a list-maker–just love to check things off my list.  And yet, I also find that sometimes a long list just makes me feel overwhelmed with chores.  Do … Continue reading

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Done for now

Well, I’ve been busy making jams and pickles and salsas and conserves and chutneys. . . my kitchen has been a mess for weeks and the canner’s been sitting on the stove along with my big jelly pot. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and more tomatoes

Our tomatoes really have started producing with a vengeance–they are extremely late this year, which is no surprise, but they certainly are making up for it in sheer volume. We’ve got a yellow tomato plant (Lemon Boy) that is particularly … Continue reading

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And the canning continues. . .

I would say that I worked my butt off this weekend, but, alas, as I look behind me, it’s still there. But not for lack of trying. Friday night we went out to one of our favorite places (India Palace) … Continue reading

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Jammin’

I can’t believe how lucky I am–I had yet another niece actually offer to come and help me can.  She was not only being kind and helpful, but also really wanted to learn how to do it. It’s so great … Continue reading

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Multigenerational jam session

My sister and my niece came over last night to help me transform my frozen lug of cherries into jam. I found a recipe for Bing Cherry Jam that I just love, that has amaretto, cinnamon, and cloves in it. … Continue reading

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Sisters jam session

No, we didn’t form a band. (Although that sounds like an interesting idea. . . .) My sister offered to help me make pickles and jam the other night, and I snapped up her offer.  For one thing, I can … Continue reading

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The beans are piling up

Ok, so that’s kind of an odd title, maybe, but it certainly fits the situation in my refrigerator. Our beans started producing about a week ago, and I haven’t had a chance to do anything with them yet, other than … Continue reading

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