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Preserving Recipes

Pepper Jelly Recipe

Mrs. Wages Pepper Jelly Kit comes with almost everything you need to make the best pepper jelly. The kit includes pectin and spices, all you need is the peppers, lemon juice, vinegar and sugar, and you will be on your way to stocking your pantry with some sweet and savory jelly. Pepper Jelly works...

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Diced Tomato Salsa

A Basic Tomato Salsa Recipe for Preserving

September 6, 2017 | Canning, Preserving Recipes, Recipes

Updated – July 30, 2020 We hosted a canning class taught by Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. The hands-on canning class, at Fillmore Container, focused on tomato salsa. Marisa talked about the basics of preserving tomatoes including the importance of acidification when preserving tomatoes. The Tomato Preserving Guidelines from Penn State Extension offer...

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Dried Herbs

How to Dry Herbs in your Oven

If you’re a couple of years into your herb garden, you’ve likely realized that there are some herbs that you just can’t keep up with. Some of them – like our Thyme, Oregano and Savory – faired very well over the winter, had expanded their growth area and were bursting with new growth. I...

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LavenderVanillaBean

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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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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