Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A-Z Challenge: J is for...

JAM and JELLY.  One of my hobbies is canning.  I have only tried boiling water bath canning and I have made peach, raspberry and strawberry jam, grape jelly, and apple butter and they all turned out great, so much better than store bought. 

I have also tried canning salsa, tomatoes and pickles.  The plain tomatoes were okay since I always used them in sauce, but the salsa and pickles were so-so.  The bread and butter pickles have turned out better than any dill pickles I have made. 


  1. Sarah,
    I love canning, but have only done jelly once, not really my cup of tea. Sounds like to me however that you have find enjoyment in it and know how to do it well. I do well eating them :)

    I'm more a veggie girl, tomatoes, pickles mostly.

  2. Ooo, homemade jams and jellies, lucky family who gets to enjoy those on their breakfast toast. My one adventure with canning was with green tomato chutney and it turned out delicious, just a lot of work. Great topic.

  3. I applaud you for the home canning. I can't figure it out so store bought it is for us. But it would be nice to know exactly what was in it.


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