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Old 05-20-2014, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Summer Canning 2014

So Far --

Dewberry Preserves (3 pint jars)
Dewberry Jelly (2 pints and 4 cup jars)
Pepper Jelly (4 cup jars)

Up Next --
More Pepper Jelly
Salsa Roja
Salsa Verde
Dill Pickles
Blackberries in Syrup
Blackberry Vinegar
Stawberry Preserves (if I can find strawberries that I trust for the right price)

Deeper in to Summer--
Peach Butter
Figs
Spaghetti Sauce
Creole Sauce
Wild Currant & Lemon Jelly
Field Peas
More Pickles

Later Summer Early Fall
Muscadine Jelly
Pears in Syrup

I'll post quantities as I get them done. I have other things that I want to try but am uncertain if I can grow or acquire the produce for them at this point. If I make them I'll add them to the list.

Post your plans and accomplishments, and I'll drool along.

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Old 05-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Summer Canning 2015

What a great idea!

I plan to do the following this year:

Up next
-plum sauce (using fruit from the freezer)
-strawberry jam

Later in the summer:
-raspberry and blackberry jam
-apricot jam
-peach salsa
-peaches
-damson plums if I can find a new source (we removed our trees last year)
-blueberry chutney

End of summer:
-diced tomatoes with added veggies (I use this for a base in a lot of soups and stews)

If I feel up to it:
-beef soup (I have a lot of bones in the freezer that need to be used, and a good recipe for canning beef soup)
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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getting ready to do some strawberry jam
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Summer Canning 2015

I picked some more early blackberries or dewberries today. I think I'm going to boil these out for juice and then I can decide a bit later if I want to make a blackberry syrup with them or jelly or whatever. I'm really thinking about adapting a strawberry-lemonade concentrate recipe that I have to use with blackberry juice instead of the strawberry pulp.

I am thinking I may not be able to get enough peaches to make peach butter this year. A late winter storm has fairly decimated my local u-pick peach orchard. Sad face.
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I want to can. not sure if it will happen w/ new baby. so I'll follow along.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:37 AM   #6
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canning would be so much easier in a community. I think this often......very often....
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2015? You're so far ahead of the game!
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canning would be so much easier in a community. I think this often......very often....
I grew up canning with my mom and grandma. I do a lot of canning alone, but when my mom is around to help, she somehow gets everyone working together. She doesn't live close to me anymore, so now she usually cans with one of my cousins as the fresh fruits and vegetables become available. Canning in community sounds good.
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2015? You're so far ahead of the game!
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yes, big canning parties sound like good fun to me.
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I had a big bucket of dewberries, lemon juice, honey, and a small jar of lavender sugar. I puzzled a bit and came up with lavender-berry-honey jam. It is some awesome stuff if I do say so myself. 3 pints cooling on the counter as we speak and hoping to make more....
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I'm a canning newbie! I'm going to start with thimble berry jam later this summer. I wanted to make rhubarb-champagne-thimble berry jam but we eat the rhubarb as fast as we can pick it. Note to self--plant more rhubarb.
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I'm going to post the Lavender-Berry-Honey Jam Recipe, if nobody minds. If I don't write it down, I'm going to forget it. I just know it.

6 cups of pureed blackberries or dewberries (about a gallon of fresh berries)
3 cups of local honey
1/2 cup of lavender sugar
1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a heavy pot. Heat over medium heat until boiling. Boil gently, stirring often, until jam sets (about 45 minutes). Test set with a chill test. Fill jars and place lids and rings. Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.
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but we eat the rhubarb as fast as we can pick it.
What do you do with it?
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Rhubarb pie
Rhubarb tapioca
Rhubarb cake
Rhubarb crisp
Rhubarb cobbler

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