What do you do with a bunch of yellow plums? Make plum jam! This was my first attempt in making jam without a thickening agent. The recipe from Food In Jars just calls for a mix of stone fruit (I only used plums), sugar, and lemon zest and juice. I only had bottled lemon juice, [...]
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Okay, so it took me almost three years after my canning class to start canning on my own, but better late than never, right? What helped nudge me was a hardware store opening up nearby that stocks canning supplies, and Marisa’s recently published book, Food in Jars. From the hardware store, I bought the Ball [...]
A couple weekends back, I took a canning class, taught by Marisa of Food in Jars. She has been teaching canning for several months now, and I was happy to get the opportunity to learn from her. We did a hands-on class in canning tomatoes, and I can tell you that it was easy and [...]
Check back in a week, and I’ll let you know how they turned out. Update 9/7/2009: after 3 days, Lipby pronounced them way too sour. I like the garlic aftertaste, but wished the spices would come out more strongly. Mixed 2 teaspoons of sugar in one of the jars; we’ll see if that cuts the [...]