Category Archives: Canning

Grape Jam with Grandma

Gramwama and Grandpa grow their own grapes on the farm. They’re absolutely beautiful and make the best juice, jam, and jelly. This year I helped grandma make a batch of spiced grape jam we’d never tried before. The result was absolutely … Continue reading

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Time to Can Apples!

We hope you’re having a wonderful fall canning season! As you might know, apples are in season and there’s a lot you can do with them. In addition to fresh applications, like pies, tarts, and juices, you can make some … Continue reading

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Restaurant Style Roasted Salsa for Canning

This year I thought I’d try making a different kind of salsa than my—I will proudly say—wildly popular Super Simple Salsa for Canning. This one is similar, and a bit more work, but has more of a restaurant style flavor … Continue reading

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Summer Canning; get started!

Its summer and you know that means we’re canning up a storm! It might be late in the summer, but there are plenty of staple items you still have time to do. I thought this would be a good time … Continue reading

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Six Generations of Home Canning

Our six generations of canning began in the early 1900’s with my great grandmother LeFevre. (Seen in the photo above with my mother and me in 1947.) The mother of twelve children, Grandma was also busy with growing a garden … Continue reading

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Continuing the Grape Juice Tradition

My family has been growing grapes for many years now. Gramawama, grandpa, and my uncle Michael make juice and jelly out of it. My grandparents are using grapes that they started growing many years ago and have even transplanted into … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple Butter for Canning

Apple butter is quintessential for fall canning. Its texture is luscious and the spices bring out the best of the apples. The downright easiest way to make it is if you have a crock pot and an immersion blender (stick … Continue reading

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