Pear Jam

I love being able to purchase organic produce at our local produce wholesaler. I recently split a bulk order of pears with a friend, and used my 10-plus pounds to prepare a double batch of pear jam. I used the Pear Jam recipe from my Ball Canning Guide.  I realized after I was already committed…

Time for Berries!

I finally finished processing the 36 pints of organic blueberries we bought through our discount produce co-op. I dehydrated several pints and vacuum sealed them. The remaining blueberries (minus the several pints that we snacked on) were made into jam and put back. I got a little over 9 pints canned, lined up nice and…

Blueberry Lime Jam

We recently picked up a ton of organic blueberries through a local produce distributor. We take advantage of discount organic buys relatively frequently.¬†I still have a long overdue post on one of the 40 pound banana buys we took advantage of –¬†hopefully I can get caught up! Anyway, even though the kids were loving all…

Dehydrating peaches

In an attempt to put up as many peaches as possible and enjoy them through the winter, I’ve started dehydrating a large portion of what I’ve been getting from the farmer’s market. Using my new Nesco dehydrator, I”ve finished one batch already, and have a large bag from this past weeks market that will need…