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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Made From Scratch Tuesday 8/30

While Canning Week may be over, I still have one more canning recipe to share!
Over the weekend, I picked a few raspberries. When I saw a few....it's really more like 10 cups! What can I say? I love raspberries!


Anyway, I had enough berries to make raspberry jam and try out a new recipe for raspberry peach jam! I found this on the Taste of Home website.

  • 2-2/3 cups finely chopped peeled peaches
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed fresh raspberries
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons bottled lemon juice

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved and mixture is bubbly, about 10 minutes. Bring to a full rolling boil; boil for 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off foam.
  • Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 5 half-pints.
I followed the directions, but mine was still a bit runny. I went ahead and canned it, hoping it would set. It didn't. On to batch #2. I put the fruit in the dutch oven and added 3 T of pectin. Bring that up to a boil, add sugar and continue with directions above. Second batch worked perfect!

Now, it's time to link up some of those great dishes you make from scratch!
Here are the rules:
1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. My only content rule is it has to be made from scratch.
3. The post you link up MUST CONTAIN A RECIPE!
4. If you want to put my button somewhere, that'd be cool. You can grab the code for the Made From Scratch Tuesday button on the top right of my sidebar.


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Canning Week Winners!






 Canning Week 2011 is over, but we have winners to announce!

 The winner of the Pacific Pectin pectin mix is....

The New Lunch Lady!


 The winner of the Ball Fresh Preserves Canning Discovery Kit is.....
Cozy Home Scenes with Canning My First Tomatoes



The winner of 2 Dozen Tattler Reusable Canning Lids is....

Amy P!

 The winner of Punk Domestics "Yes I Can" T-Shirt is....

Hannah R!

The winner of the Presto 7 Function Canning Kit by Pressure Canner Outlet is....



 Dawn! 


The winner of the recipe post contest, judged by Katie from The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking can be found over at A Latte With Ott,A




Thank you to everyone who joined us this year. We had so many great posts, tweets and discussions on our Facebook page "From Garden PlOTT to Kitchen POTT"!  Fall canning season is about to start, so keep on canning and we'll see you next year for Canning Week 2012!
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