Autumn Harvest – Cranberry Mustard

Cranberry Mustard 1 cup red wine vinegar 2/3 cup yellow mustard seeds 1 cup water 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2-3/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (about 2 12-oz bag) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup dry mustard 2 1/2 tsp ground allspice 7 (4 oz) glass preserving jars with lids and bands BRING vinegar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add

Autumn Harvest – Cranapple Relish

Cranapple Relish For each pint of relish: 2 apples 1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup golden raisins 4 tsp cider vinegar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt dash hot pepper sauce Peel, core, and chop apples. Chop cranberries coarsely. In heavy saucepan, stir together apples, cranberries, 3/4 cup water, sugar, onion, raisins, vinegar,

Autumn Harvest – Canning Cranberries

During the holiday season, fresh cranberries are in abundance at the grocery store. Look for sales or stock up after the holidays and can away! Cranberry Conserve 1 orange (unpeeled), seeded and finely chopped 2 c water 4 c cranberries 1/2 c raisins (optional) 3 c granulated sugar 1/2 c chopped nuts Combine orange and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce

Autumn Harvest – Sweet Potatoes

Now is the perfect time to can sweet potatoes – they have been on sale for $0.25 per pound! We purchased enough sweet potatoes to do about 30 quarts. Sweet Potatoes Method: Boil whole sweet potatoes for about 10 minutes or just until slightly tender. Drain. Allow to cool slightly. Peel. Cut into large chunks and place in Mason jars. Add 1/4 tsp. Fruit Fresh

Autumn Harvest – Canning Greens and Roots

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Greens – Collards, Mustard, Kale, Spinach, Turnips I am very excited about canning greens this year! My husband stopped at a roadside stand and purchased collard greens for $0.25 per 1 pound! Then there are the turnip greens and roots – the local Baptist pastor and his wife over planted. I get to pick a whole lot of turnips for free! Method: For each 7-quart

Autumn Harvest – Canning Kiwi Jam

Kiwi: Kiwi is abundant this time of the year. If you know someone (like I do) who has a Kiwi vine or are lucky enough to have one yourself, you should get out your water bath canner! Last year I was given an amazing 200 pounds of kiwi! This year the harvest was not as spectacular, but good enough that I can make several batches

Preserving 2008: My Totals for the Year

I love canning! There is something so wonderful about looking at the jars of homemade canned foods lined up on the shelves, knowing that my family is provided for… The following were canned between September and November 2008: Apple Relish18 pints Apple Chutney4 half-pints3 pints Apple Butter36 quarter-pints3 half-pints19 pints Apple Cider1 pint15 quarts Apple Syrup6 pints4 quarts Apple Sauce6 quarts Apple Pie Jam4 pints

February Already

I can hardly believe that we are two days into February! These last three weeks since I posted last have been so busy, I haven’t had much time to even turn on the computer. We had family staying with us for over a week, plus I have been reorganizing my school closets – (shall we say… not fun!) and I have been focusing more on

Goals for 2009

As I said in my earlier post, I don’t usually set New Year’s Resolutions. However – this year, it just feels right. I have spent a lot of time figuring out what it is I want for my life – it’s funny how this changes somewhat over the years. I realized just a month ago or so that part of the problem I am having

The Pickles are Done!

Well, it is 9 pm and I have finished my pickles – ALL 53 Pounds. Actually, before Mykal brought home the 53 pounds, he had brought me home 7 pounds, so I suppose I actually canned 60 pounds of pickles which totaled: 72 jars of which were 40 Pints, and 32 Quarts! I made Bread and Butter Pickles, Dill Pickles, Sweet Pickles, and Kosher Dill