I have pulled together a quick post to point you to 5 of my top canning recipes. These are some of my favorites and I am sure you will enjoy them as well.
Here are the ingredients:
- 2 2/3 cups Crushed peaches (Peeled and pitted)
- 3 tablespoons Classic Pectin might I suggest Ball RealFruitTM Classic Pectin 4.7 oz.
- 3 1/3 Cups sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- Rind of 1 lemon
Once you get home with your cherries give them a good washing, removing all the stems and leaves.
Then use a cherry pitter to get out the pit.
Some orchards will remove the pits from the cherries FOR you with a commercial pitter. If you are fortunate enough to have this service TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! Pitting cherries by hand is a slow process. At least it is for me. Let’s just say it is ‘the pits’. Augh!! Cherry humor!
I did it, I did it , yeah, yeah, yay!
That was me doing my happy dance that I finally got strawberry jam to become the consistency that my husband likes it!
Not a thick syrup, not a runny mess, not liquid jello with chunks of strawberries in it. All of the above I have made at one point in my life.
BUT NOT TODAY!
And I am going to tell YOU how I did it!
This year I was able to find tomatillo plants and they LIVED!
Small victories people.
So when the tomatillos looked like the ones I find in the grocery store (with the dried papery shells) I picked as many as I could find and set off to make salsa verde.
Pictured above is a heavy 4 pounds of tomatillos.
I have a bunch of friends who LOVE jalepeno pepper jelly. Spread it over a brick of cream cheese, serve along side some wheat thins and WHALA! You have a super easy super tasty snack or appetizer.
The garden is starting to produce and if your cucumber crop is like mine you are overrun with cucumbers!! So it is time to make pickles. I happened upon this recipe a few years ago and haven’t looked back. These are a bread and butter pickles instead of a deli style dill pickle. A little side note. These are the ONLY pickles my sister will eat.
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