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Apple Jelly

I generally prefer apple butter over jelly. I like the pulp of the fruit. I suppose I also feel like I am being wasteful if I am just using the juice.However, some years, I will make jelly just for variety. When I do that I usually have fun adding spices like cloves, cinnamon, or sage []

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Canning Apple Sauce and Apple Butter

There are so many fun things to do with apples, that I think I could write 3 or 4 posts just on apples alone. Since apple Sauce and apple butter start out the same way, I figured that it is logical to discuss them both in one post. In fact you can prepare them both []

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Canning Strawberry- Banana Jam

I was feeling inspired by the fact that I made banana-lime jam without burning it. I decided to make another jam that I really like but haven’t made for a few years. The last time I made it, I quit stirring for a short while because I was distracted by something else, and it burned. []

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Canning Asparagus

When the asparagus first starts poking out of the ground, it is easy to feel that one just can’t get enough of it. It seems to disappear as fast as it grows. Hopefully as the season progresses, there is enough to preserve some of it for later. other vegetables, asparagus needs to be processed []

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Maple Apple Butter

The Ungourmet made the comment that she wondered what it would be like to add maple syrup to apple butter. This idea certainly sounded good enough to make me curious. I was pondering how well apple butter would cook down if you used syrup, when it occurred to me that I probably wouldn’t pay for []

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Banana-Lime Jam

I had sort of lost interest in making jams that have bananas in them just because they seem to burn so easily. Then Retrogal sent me a recipe of her mother’s. Naturally I was curious. I had never had a banana jam with lime in it before, so I had to try it.It also had []

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Having Fun Canning Cantaloupe

I used to think of cantaloupe as strictly a summer time treat, the idea of canning it never even occurred to me until the first time I stumbled upon a recipe for cantaloupe jam.That recipe was in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Cooking by family Recipe Press. It is a fun cookbook, but it uses []

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Pickled Asparagus Recipe

When Pam made a comment about her mother-in-law’s pickled asparagus, I realized that asparagus was a vegetable that I had never pickled before. Naturally, I had to set out to find a recipe. After looking at several I finally decided to try this recipe from recipezaar.com.I like using Jelly jars for pickles because they look []

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Home Canned Chili

Having Canned Chili on hand is nice for those times when you want a quick meal. Make a big batch once and you have several meals that are just heat and eat.Some jars of chili that can be heated in a small crock pot in a dorm room are also a nice gift for a []

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Canning Pear Butter

I was looking at the recipe for pear butter in The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving and pondering why they would give instructions that seem to me like the hard way of doing things. It actually took awhile for it to occur to me that people who don’t do much canning might not even own []

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Canning Beets and a Recipe for Pickled Beets

It is time to move past berries and start getting into vegetables.In case you have ever wondered, the picture that I have been using for my header is a jar of pickled beets. I think pickles make as nice of gifts as jam, so nobody is surprised when they get a jar of pickles from []

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Kiwi Gooseberry Jam

A reader asked me if I had a recipe for kiwi-gooseberry jam. Honestly the answer is, “no.” None of my books had such a recipe and I had never thought of that combination on my own. However I figured I could come up with such a recipe.I figured that I should test it first and []

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Canning Plum Butter

I had some brown sugar that I wanted to use up. At my house it tends to dry up before it gets used. I also had some plums that I wanted to can so I came up with the idea of using brown sugar in plum butter. The amount of brown sugar that I had []

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Canning Corn

The sweet corn is not ready yet, but I felt like writing this post in anxious anticipation of one of my favorite foods.It won’t be too long before the sweet corn stands will be popping up on the street corners, and even people who don’t have a garden will be stopping for a treat.To can []

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Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

This decadent combination of flavors is great on ice cream, waffles, cheesecake, etc. The sauce also makes a wonderful gift.This recipe is slightly modified from Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. The yield is about 8 half-pint jars1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder5 cups crushed raspberries1/4 cup lemon juice1 package powdered pectin7 cups sugarCombine the first []

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