Whether you have an apple tree or go to farmer's market, there's no mistake it's apple season! Together with your slow cooker, let's fill your kitchen or apartment with the aroma of sweet apples and spices without the big kettles of boiling water.
I love making low-sugar jam because it allows the flavors of the fruit to shine without hiding behind gobs of refined sugar. This particular recipe is a bit decadent because it uses a real vanilla bean to add a touch of "cream" flavor to each jar.
Every gardener knows the pain of too many tomatoes ripening at once! Don't let those marvelous flavors go to waste – CAN them for later. When you open the jar in winter, the garden-fresh taste is as if the tomatoes were picked only moments before.
Master Preserver Theresa Loe begins a new blog series with some great information for anyone new to the world of food preservation by canning. The Water Bath method needs no pressure-cooker and is a great place for newbies to begin.