Category Archives: Preserving

Pear Butter

10 Sept 2013 A week ago I had bought a box of Bartlet pears to can for the year. I figured that I would have at least five or six days before they would ripen. I was dead wrong. It … Continue reading

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Canning for the fair

2 Sept 2013 This year I decided to do some canning for the fair. I was ambitious and decided to enter the max that the Evergreen State Fair would let me enter. So over the course of two weeks I … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Jam

29 Aug 2013 This jam is a favorite among many people I know. I have a few friend that eat gluten free that have told me that this jam has filled their carrot cake craving void. They eat it with … Continue reading

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Pickling beets

20 Aug 2013 So beets is a food that I think you either like or don’t like. I have even been asked why I grow beets because they are “useless.” I happen to really like beets. I really love pickled … Continue reading

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Getting Started (water-bath canning)

I thought that I would write a little something for beginners. You do a process every time you can food. You always have to sterilize the jars and heat the lids. There are always things that you should have ready … Continue reading

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Apricot Jam

This is by far my favorite jam. This is one that reminds me of being a kid. It also helps that my kids love it. Apricots are the kick off to canning season for me. They are  one of the … Continue reading

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The tools you need

Thought that I would at least post some pictures of some of the tools you will need to can with.   I don’t use a water bath canner seeing as it states not to use the on a glass cook … Continue reading

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Canning course

12 July 2013 On university of Georgia’s web site they offer a self paced, online course for people wanting to know more about home canning and preservation. http://nchfp.uga.edu/ It does take them about a week to get you a log in, … Continue reading

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