It is Crabapple time again. Last year we picked and processed crabapples for use in our Crabapple Fruit Rolls and Crabapple Plum Butter. This year I promised Crabapple Jelly. With a smaller then expected raspberry harvest I am severely behind in my jam and jelly processing goal, so it works out well. So we are […]
The tomatoes have been pouring in for the last month and we are canning tomato sauce regularly. I have “put up” 13 quarts and a couple pints of tomato sauce and I would like to double that. I am not sure I will get there though. My tomato plants have been hit with blight and […]
The garden is exploding with goodies these days and it is getting very hard to keep up. Time to start preserving the harvest. I have already managed to can Strawberry Jam and freeze some zucchini, green beans, and peas. Next up is dealing with the raspberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
I finally succeeded in making Strawberry Jam. It took me three tries. I started this adventure last year. I got all excited and tried to make twelve 1/2 pints of jam. I don’t remember what I thought went wrong at this point but it basically came out a syrup. Still delicious but not jam. So this […]
Welcome to my first successful attempt at making a fruit butter! About a year ago after apple picking I attempted to make an apple butter in the crockpot. To this day I am not sure what I did but I ended up with a burnt mess of a slow cooker that I debated throwing out […]