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Lavender Vanilla Bean Strawberry Jam with Pomona’s Pectin

(Updated May 1, 2020) Strawberries were so plentiful and delicious this year that I found myself arriving home with flats of those glorious berries several times. We enjoyed strawberry shortcake for bedtime snacks, for breakfast, sometimes as an actual dessert and of course, a good amount of strawberry jam was put away for another season!   We...

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Low Sugar Jam

Pomona’s Pectin Jam Recipe Round Up

If you aren’t familiar, Pomona’s Pectin is a sugar-free, preservative-free, low-methoxyl citrus pectin that does not require sugar to jell. It enables you to make jams and jellies with little to no sugar, or by using alternative sweeteners such as honey. By reducing the sweetener you can make a healthier version of your preserves....

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HoneyPreserves

Honey Sweetened Preserves

(Updated – September 8, 2020) Honey has a long history of being the favorite natural sweetener, so it’s resurgence into preserving recipes isn’t surprising. It’s a natural, much healthier alternative to processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its supporting role as a sweetener allows the flavor profile of the fruit or other ingredients to shine...

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Preserving the Harvest

Preparing to Preserve the Harvest – Part 1

April 24, 2017 | Canning, Canning 101

Although some folks continue to preserve all year around, for many of us, spring time brings on a significantly greater opportunity to preserve the harvest at the peak of freshness. Over the years, we’ve prepared for many such seasons, and though we might not follow through on each of our preparing & preserving goals,...

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Canned Apple Pie Filling Orchard Road Jars

How to Can Apple Pie Filling with Simply Canning

Simply Canning, is a great resource for information on canning safety, recipes, canning tips and how to’s.  The articles are easy to read and understand, The information is valid for a newbie & veteran canners.   If you haven’t checked it out, yet…you should! Sharon Peterson, the woman behind Simply Canning, is sharing her Apple Pie...

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