2017 Growing Season:  Canning and Freezing - see below for lists.

Much of what I make is made from recipes that I have collected in this ebook.  Check it out!
A Simple Jar of Jam: 180+ recipes & variations for jam using low sugar pectin

All of my jam recipes up through spring 2013 have been gathered and published in this beautiful ebook, available for instant download on Etsy [only $4.99 - way cheaper than a print version.].   Every copy sold goes a long way to helping support this site.  Thank you so much for your purchase.

Some of my other favorite canning books and products:

To learn about canning food safely, start with one of these.  The Ball Blue Book is a beginner's guide with all the basics and some great recipes.     The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving takes you the rest of the way.    Excellent resources. 

Here are more great books with great recipes and great products for canning.  

The best website on canning: National Center for Home Preservation [USA]

Here is a list of the things I'm putting away this year.  You can find these recipes by doing a search of the blog.  Use the search bar near the top of the sidebar.  

2017 Canning and Freezing

February:  Barbecue sauce.  5 batches

  • Maple Syrup: no sap this year because of the weird weather.  
  • Marmalade:  Mixed citrus.  3 batches. 
  • Strawberries - 8 gallons, sliced and frozen
  • Sugar Snap peas - planted 4 rows, end of March: poor season, no extra.
  • Rhubarb: Ate it all fresh!
  • Blueberries - 40 lbs.  3 batches Blueberry Cinnamon Jam [8 cups berries, 8 Tablespoons Dutch Jell All Natural Lite,  1.5 cups honey, 2 cinnamon sticks.]
  • Peaches -  NONE
  • Mixed berry jam -  2 batches Berry Plumcot
  • Tomatoes:  100 lbs [4 boxes from Reeves] canned:  60 quarts

    2016 Canning and Freezing:  See this post

    2015 Canning and Freezing:  See this post

    2014 Canning and Freezing:  See this post

    2013 Canning and Freezing:  See this post

    2012 Canning and Freezing:  See this post

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