Category Archives: Home Canning, Freezing Drying

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Homemade Jelly – Bottling the Fruits of Summer

Beautiful, clear jelly can be easily made with fresh fruit and sugar. Commercial pectin such as Sure-Jel can be used to speed the cooking, but often is not necessary if you are willing to cook for a longer period and watch for the jelling point. Recipes using commercial pectin use more sugar and cannot be...
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How to Make Green Tomato Jam and Old Fashion Tomato Gravy

Tomatoes are such versatile staples for salads, slicing, sandwiches, sauces, soups, etc. And they are probably one of the most home-grown garden vegetables. If you have an overabundance of tomatoes or you would just like to try something new, try these old-fashion recipes from my vintage recipe collection. The Green Tomato Jam uses pureed green...
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How to Make Homemade Black Raspberry Freezer Jam

Yesterday my husband and I spent 2 hours out in the backyard picking some fresh black raspberries, so that we could make some delicious raspberry freezer jam. The following recipe is the easiest recipe that I have ever used to make jam. You can use this recipe for raspberries, mulberries, blueberries, strawberries or black raspberries....
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How To Make Homemade Pectin

Pectin is a type of substance that can be discovered in a variety of fruits and that is utilized when making jam. It is a form of carbohydrate that assists to keep fruits like apples to be firm. The older they are the more pectin is taken away from the fruit - which is why...
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How To Make Raspberry Freezer Jam

My husband and I look forward to the July month every summer because that is when our raspberries, mulberries and blackberries ripen. We enjoy spending our early morning hours or early evening hours outside in our backyard picking them when its harvesting time. (more…)...
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Italian Jams and Conserves

When the summer season has come to a close, there's no better way of preserving the colourful fruits of the season than by making some jam. The jam tradition is said to date back as far as the Ancient Greeks, who would gently cook quinces with honey in order to preserve them before the days...
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Made in the Sunshine Strawberry Jam

My mother-in-law used to make strawberry sunshine jam when she was at the family cabin. It tasted like summer and I wanted to make it. Years ago, when I called her, she was starting to develop dementia and did not remember the recipe. Fortunately, I found two recipes, one in an old cookbook, and the...
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