Category Archives: Canning

Pear and Tart Cherry Chutney

This recipe for Pear and Tart Cherry Chutney is an English-style chutney, using both fresh fruit (pears) and dried fruits (tart cherries and golden raisins). It’s a perfect relish-type jam that pairs wonderfully with cheeses, used as a sandwich spread, … Continue reading

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Garlic Dill Pickles – Crispy Homemade for Canning

This recipe for Crispy Garlic Dill Pickles is a very simple one; if you love a crispy pickle, here’s my version for canning. 

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Crisp Homemade Pickles – Southern-Style Cucumber Lime Sweet Hot Pickles

If you love a really crispy sweet/hot pickle, this is the recipe for you. Lime pickles are a southern tradition and while not an “easy” canning recipe, because it is a two-day process, it is mostly passive time and the … Continue reading

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Salsa for Canning

It’s the height of tomato season; this recipe for Salsa is for canning and will make 10 pints. So, hit your garden or local farmers’ market for 7 pounds of this season’s tomatoes. There’s nothing like having fresh tomatoes of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam -Blue Ribbon Award-Winning Recipe

It’s strawberry pickin’ time and I have a fabulous recipe for canning Strawberry Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam. In addition, I have a troubleshooting tip for you on how to distribute floating fruit throughout your preserves. Don’t be intimidated, this jam … Continue reading

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Sweet and Hot Corn Relish (Award-Winning Recipe)

I’ve got a very simple canning project for you to do that is a Southern tradition. And for good reason: it’s delicious!  But don’t let canning scare you. You can also make this and freeze it. I mean it, you … Continue reading

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Apple Butter

The making of Apple Butter is a tradition here in Southern Appalachia and this easy (but somewhat time-consuming) recipe will help you join in the custom. There is no “butter” in apple butter, that just refers to the consistency and … Continue reading

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Simple Basil Jelly and Basil Tea Biscuits

This post is a twofer…I’ve got a very, very simple Basil Jelly recipe for you, as well as a fabulously easy and delicious Basil Tea Biscuit (read: Basil Shortbread Cookie). 

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Claussen Knockoffs (Copycat Recipe)

Are you a pickle fan, like I’m a pickle fan? Are you overrun with cucumbers (from friends with gardens, or from your own), like I am overrun with cucumbers? Well, then…this simple copycat recipe for Claussen-style pickles is for you! … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

A garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. Gertrude Stein  

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