Category Archives: Jams and other canning

Jams, jellies, storing, processing and canning

Homemade food gifts for Christmas

There are many affordable sweet pleasures to make at home, with a little time, a few pieces of equipment (or containers) and appealing packaging materials. As rewarding as making your own gifts is deeply gratifying, so can scaling back expectations (and … Continue reading

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Summer into autumn

Summer foraging is over, the pickles are made, tomatoes roasted and canned. Now all those berries I picked while it was too hot to cook have to go into pots for jam. This year was my first for  pickling – starting … Continue reading

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Quince Curd for Thanksgiving Tarts

The illustration of the quince (cydonia oblonga) was archived by Oldbookillustrations.com, taken from Dictionnaire encyclopédique Trousset, also known as the Trousset encyclopedia, Paris, 1886 – 1891. As quince ripen in the autumn, filling out like mishapen apples; they go from … Continue reading

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Strawberry Layer Cake

Easter is here and May day is next week. Strawberry season is just about a month away. It’s time to finish up the 2010 strawberry jam in the pantry and make room for the new jam jars. I spent the … Continue reading

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