‘Canning and Preserving’ Archive

Rhubarb Jam May 22, 2011 No Comments

Both sweet and tart, rhubarb jam adds a bit of variety to an assortment of fruit preserves, and is surprisingly simple to make. Do some of the preparation the night before with this simple recipe, for an easy canning experience and a refreshing treat.

Heart Of Palm Pickles December 13, 2009 No Comments

4 qt Tender hearts of palm 2 tablespoon(s) Salt 1 qt ;Cold water 1 ounce(s) Mustard seed 1 1/4 ounce(s) Dry mustard 3 cup(s) Granulated sugar 2 tablespoon(s) Turmeric 1 1/2 cup(s) Flour Red pepper; to taste 2 qt Cider vinegar 1 Lemon; juice and rind of Be sure that all tough fiber is trimmed […]

Fire Balls No Comments

14 pound(s) Small green cherry tomatoes 4 Garlic cloves 4 Celery stalks 4 Hot red peppers 4 Heads dill 1 qt ;Water 1/2 cup(s) Pickling salt 2 qt White vinegar Pack 3 1/2 lbs. cherry tomatoes in hot quart jars. To each quart, add a garlic clove, a celery stalk, a hot red pepper, and […]

Dried Fig Jam No Comments

28 ounce(s) Dried figs (used both -homemade and commercial) 5 cup(s) ;Water 1/2 cup(s) Fresh lemon juice 3 cup(s) Sugar Seeds from juiced lemons 1 teaspoon(s) Ground cardamom 1 tablespoon(s) Dark rum Place figs in 4 qt pot. Add all water, cover pot, bring to a boil and remove pot from heat. Let the pot […]

Country Chutney No Comments

1 1/4 pound(s) Parsnips 1 pound(s) Apples (3 md.) -peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 pound(s) Onions (2 md., abt. 1 cup) -peeled and chopped 1/2 pound(s) Ripe tomatoes (2 md.) -peeled and finely chopped — (about 1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon(s) Dried cracked ginger or 1 1″ piece dried whole ginger 1 teaspoon(s) Mustard seed 2 […]

Watermelon Rind Pickle No Comments

7 pound(s) Watermelon rind; peeled 2 1/2 qt ;Water 1/3 cup(s) Salt 6 1/2 cup(s) Brown sugar 2 cup(s) Vinegar 1 cup(s) ;Water 1 tablespoon(s) Whole cloves 2 Cinnamon sticks 2 Lemons Pare off the outer green from watermelon rind and cut in 1″ squares. Put in large bowl and pour over them the salt […]

Vera’s Mince Meat No Comments

2 1/2 pound(s) Beef 2 1/2 pound(s) Pork (Substitute: Lamb or Beef)2 pound(s) Raisins 1 1/2 pound(s) Apples 1 pound(s) Dried apricots 1 pound(s) Dried peaches 1/4 pound(s) Citron 2 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon 1 teaspoon(s) Cloves 1 teaspoon(s) Spice 1 1/2 cup(s) Brown sugar 1 cup(s) Cider Grind and mix all ingredients together. Simmer two hours. […]

Rhubarb and Fig Jam No Comments

7 pound(s) Rhubarb (abt. 6 quarts) — leaves removed — stalks trimmed — cut in pieces 1 pound(s) Dried figs — cut in fine shreds 11 cup(s) Sugar 1 cup(s) Mixed candied fruit peel — chopped Mix rhubarb, figs and sugar in an earthenware crock or large jar. Cover and let stand all night. The […]

Pickled Kohlrabi No Comments

3 Kohlrabi (abt. 1 qt.) -peeled, sliced 1/4″ thick 2 large Carrots; peeled — cut into sticks 2 Garlic cloves; crushed 1 Bay leaf 3 large Sprigs fresh dill —PICKLING MIXTURE— 3/4 cup(s) White vinegar 1 1/4 cup(s) ;Water 3 tablespoon(s) Sugar 1 teaspoon(s) Mustard seed 1/2 teaspoon(s) Dill seed 1/4 teaspoon(s) Red chili flakes […]

Mango and Tamarind Chutney No Comments

1/2 cup(s) Dried tamarind pulp; packed -or- 1/2 cup(s) Fresh lime juice; strained + 1/2 cup water 2 1/2 cup(s) ;Water 3 pound(s) Mangoes* 1 cup(s) Onions; in 1/4″ dice 1 cup(s) Golden raisins 1 cup(s) Dried currants 4 tablespoon(s) Fresh ginger; minced — or more to taste 3 large Garlic cloves; minced fine 1 […]