Preserving

Apple Butter

posted by Andrea | 09/27/2010 | 12 comments

Have you ever tried apple butter? If not, you are missing out on one of life’s greated condiments! OK, well maybe that’s a little extreme, but take it from someone who loves apples as much as I do — which is a lot — this recipe is to die for! If you’ve never tried apple butter, let me inform you about it’s deliciousness: To date, this is the best recipe I’ve found. There is no butter in Apple Butter! Apple […]

Canned Tomatoes

posted by Andrea | 09/11/2010 | 9 comments

If you are new to canning, tomatoes are a GREAT way to start. They are so quick and easy. They don’t require any special ingredients {just tomatoes and salt}, and you can usually find them for FREE this time of year! I promise…you can totally do this! I’ve been canning tomatoes for several years now and the who process only takes me about 1 hour from the time I get everything out until the jars are in the canner. Are […]

I’ve Been Busy!

posted by Andrea | 08/31/2010 | 11 comments

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The Basics of Canning Jam

posted by Andrea | 07/1/2010 | 5 comments

I honestly don’t even remember my first jam-making moment. I was so young, probably only 5 or 6 and excited to “help” my mom and grandma during their annual “jam-athon”. I didn’t do a lot, but I did always help pick (and eat) the fruit from local U-pick farms or from neighbors who had wild rhubarb, raspberries, and blackberries. I was also the designated “listener” to assure all the jars popped as they sealed. It was memorizing to watch several […]