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I am a wife, mother and grandma who enjoys the many aspects of homemaking. A variety of interests and hobbies combined with travel keep me active. They reflect the importance of family, friends, home and good food.
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Busy Preserving Weekend


It has been a busy preserving weekend thanks to the foodie road trip. Friday night I canned up the wax and yellow beans. The kids were here yesterday with all three grandbabies then we went boating when they left so I didn't get as much canning done as I should have. I managed to get blueberry pie filling and blueberry juice canned. So far today I've canned blueberry syrup, chocolate raspberry sauce, low sugar cherry jam, regular cherry jam with one batch using regular pectin and the other using Pomona's pectin. The plum sauce is simmering so will be next in the canner. The freezer pickles will be ready to put into containers around 11 pm. Tomorrow I will be canning mushrooms and pickled beets. I will also be drying mushrooms if the humidity level stays low enough. Starting Tuesday I will begin posting pictures and recipes of this weekend's canning.


1 food lovers commented:

cassandrasmom said...

Your blog always leaves me wishing I knew how to can things. I killed out garden so I don't have anything extra to store but I still love reading about it!