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Canning Dandelion Jelly

Right at the end of the Spring bloom, the first crop of Dandelions have nearly disappeared (oh, they will come back!), so I set the youngest outside to pick a bucket for me. This jelly's hardest work is the picking, and then stripping of the flowers, but it goes fast. Although you might have green and… Continue reading Canning Dandelion Jelly

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Seedless Blackberry Jam

When I was young my Dad would go out and pick blackberries on his overly cultivated canes out back. He put a lot of time into weeds….some guys went to the bar after work, my Dad spent his in the thorns. Which meant if my Dad got a huge mixing bowl full, my Mom would… Continue reading Seedless Blackberry Jam

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Cherry Espresso Preserves

I’ve found that working with liquid pectin isn’t my favorite (I prefer dry), but in some recipes it works well. This is a different kind of jam, not like anything you have had before most likely! If you like smaller cherry pieces, feel free to chop them, instead of quartering. Cherry Espresso Preserves Ingredients: ½… Continue reading Cherry Espresso Preserves

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Small Batch Bumbleberry Jam

Bumbleberry Jam Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups mashed blueberries (measure after mashing for all berries) 2/3 cup mashed strawberries 2/3 cup mashed raspberries 2 Tbsp bottled lemon juice 3 Tbsp Ball® Real Fruit™ Classic Pectin 2 cups granulated sugar Directions: Wash canning jars, with bands and new lids, in hot, soapy water. Rinse well, and drain on a clean… Continue reading Small Batch Bumbleberry Jam

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Small Batch Canning: Rhubarb Jam

When I left my rhubarb plants behind at the old house, I planted new ones as soon as I could. Being first year plants I wasn’t expecting much this year – and I still haven’t harvested them. It is good to let them grow the first year and to be very careful if you do harvest… Continue reading Small Batch Canning: Rhubarb Jam