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Grape Currant Jelly

Recently got a whole bunch of fresh grapes and currants. This is a jellied jam. The currant is pressed into a juice that jellies the grape jam and it’s tartness is a perfect match to the ripe table grapes. It … Continue reading

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Plum Jam

What better way to use up a giant bucket of overripe plums. For how to can and basic jam making go here. Plum Jam 8 cups plums skin removed from 3/4 cut into small pieces 4 cups sugar 4 cloves … Continue reading

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Pear Jam with Ginger

A coworker unloaded a bunch of deformed overripe pears a few days ago. Time to make jam. If you do not know how to can then go here. Pear Jam with Ginger 8 cups pears peeled. cored and finely diced … Continue reading

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Peach Butter

Here is a great way to use some of those really fresh ripe peaches sitting on the counter. Go here for how to can jams. Peach Butter 5 lbs peaches skinned and cut into small chunks 2 cups sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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Marmalade Marinated Pork Roast

Orange marmalade is a great way to flavor pork and turn a simple roast into something special. Here is another way to use orange marmalade with pork. The marinade needs to be a paste so adjust the amount of liquid … Continue reading

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Apple Cranberry Jam

This is an easy jam to make and since both the cranberries and apples are loaded with natural pectin it cooks very quick and yields a lot. It also is a great stocking stuffer or present for a coworker. I … Continue reading

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Spicy Pepper Jam

Here is a slightly different take on pepper jam. For another way go here. This batch turned out really spicy, but the ratio of peppers can be adjusted if a milder version is desired. Always use really ripe fresh peppers … Continue reading

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Blackberry Jam with Thyme

This jam was inspired by a drink that used blackberries and thyme. (Post to come.) Remember to always use very ripe fresh fruit for any preserve. For how to can go here. Blackberry Thyme Jam 10 cups blackberries washed 2 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam with Brown Sugar and Orange Zest

Strawberry season came early this year. I changed the original recipe to include a mix of sugars and some orange zest. If you are new to canning go here for a how to. Strawberry Preserves 9 cups fresh strawberries 2 … Continue reading

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Look ma no cans jam

Our regular readers will be shocked and amazed to see this jam contains figs. Those with a fear of canning can stop sweating. This is a quick jam. Chunky plum and fig jam 3 pounds dark-skinned plums (about 12 large) … Continue reading

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