Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
I tweaked the usual Plum in a Jar recipe and this is for those who desire a bite with there sweet stuff
Home canned fruit sometimes has a tendency to float. This is not necessarily an indication of food spoilage or poor canning procedures but it can be visually disturbing. Come see why this happens!
This beautiful jar contains no added sugar. With grapefruit and oranges you have all the natural acid and sugar you need. Just add boiling water and now you have sunshine and low calories in a jar.
Too many oranges? Here are two ways to preserve whole segments -- in light sugar syrup or with agave if you want to avoid the refined white stuff.
A great thing to do with second grade fruit you might have going to spoil in your kitchen. We all do it buy beautiful fruit get busy, and forget to eat it. Now you don't have to lose it just save it! :)
Pears in a light sugar and Berentzen Pear Schnapps syrup, and Pears in a Ginger Spiced Brandy in light syrup.
Spiced Syrup makes these clementines a warm and tasty winter treat. Discussion of my sugar free canning methods and the USDA regs. Also an extra canning tip!
These little Mandarin Orange segments are super easy to can yourself at home. Considering what they cost to buy in the grocery store you might actually save money doing it yourself.
Putting that glut of mandarins to use in the most practical way. These mandarin oranges, canned in a light-medium syrup, will be a hit year-round, especially with the kids.
Since it is citrus season again, kumquats with Mint. My canning buddy Lisa thought the syrup we made as a by-product from this recipe was the best part!