Tag Archives: Canning & Preserving

What’s Cookin’ – Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam

I’ve been canning and preserving for a few years now. I was fortunate to acquire my DSH’s Grandma’s canning supplies. I’ve been very cautious about the canning process and faithfully use my Ball Blue Books as guides to proper technique … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Jams, Jellies, Cranberries, & Turkeys

In between putting our house on the market and cleaning and going through closets and drawers and moving kids to and from college and into new apartments, I have continued to cook and bake and can. I find working in … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Homemade Jellied Spiced Cranberry Sauce Revisited

Last year, I made homemade cranberry sauce for the first time.  It is so easy to make and so much better than the canned stuff (and we love the canned stuff), that I swore I would make it every year. … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Blackberries (Seasonal Foods)

Even before the local and sustainable food movement became popular, I have tried to incorporate foods into my menu based on whether or not they were in season and available locally. As we raised our kids, one of the ways … Continue reading

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