Tag Archives: canning

Pears

After waiting nearly two weeks for them to ripen, the above box of green Bartlett pears has been transformed . . . into 33 pints of canned pears. I do still find pears one of the most difficult canning projects, … Continue reading

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August garden update: Potatoes, garlic, pumpkins, canning, sunflowers, and more

I’ve been MIA from my blog lately because I’ve been busy. As Toni at Backyard Feast points out, it doesn’t feel as though there are enough hours in the day during the peak summer months. A lot has been going … Continue reading

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And now I’m really done

I thought I was done canning for the season, but I came across an intriguing recipe for tomato jam on Salon.com. Derek wanted some, so I whipped a batch up. Now I’m done with canning for the year. For real. … Continue reading

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Canning and late summer harvests

Even with the wimpy and slow-to-produce summer we’ve had, August is a busy time in the garden and the kitchen. It’s pretty common during this month for me to have multiple projects going on at the same time, as the picture … Continue reading

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Summer in a jar

As we head into the tail end of September, the harvest continues going strong.  Today, I harvested a good amount of Italian sauce tomatoes and found enough additional produce and seasonings to make a batch of tomato sauce.  Above, you … Continue reading

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More canning, beans and pickles

It has been a busy weekend! In addition to the spiced plum jam I made on Saturday, I took on two more canning projects this weekend: beans and cucumbers. Everything in the garden seems to be maturing (and require attention) at once.  The … Continue reading

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Quite a year for plums and Ebony becomes Broody

It has been quite a year for plums, at least for the Shiros. Our Shiro plum tree is consistently the best fruiting tree in our orchard.  I picked a very full basket of plums this morning (easily 10 lbs of plums) and … Continue reading

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First adventures in canning

I’ve never canned before. At all. In fact, I didn’t even have basic canning supplies until I bought some last weekend. I took the plunge this weekend and made a batch of pickles. The cucumbers were a mix of Alibi cukes … Continue reading

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