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« on: July 07, 2014 10:42:17 AM »


So yesterday I began my Adventures In Canning (tm).  On Saturday, I went and picked 3 pounds of blueberries and a bunch of black raspberries and the raspberries were my first victims in my adventures.

I used a combination of various recipes I found online, but basically:

4 c smushed black raspberries
2 c sugar
2 T pectin
1 lemon (juice and zest)


Various steps (excuse the fact that they're out of order):  From L-R, putting on lids, testing to see if its set, bottom: all of the ingredients beginning to cook.





When we were done, we had 11 little jam jars full of black raspberry jam.  I loved hearing the little pings as they vacuum sealed themselves!




And of course, the best part of canning is eating it!




It was so yummy and I'm totally hooked on canning!

I haven't decided what I'm going to make with the blueberries yet, but mmmm, are they good.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014 10:45:09 AM »

This looks absolutely delicious! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014 10:47:04 AM »

Thank you!!! Not to brag but ... IT IS!

Now, I just need to jump feet first into pickling.  


Do you have any recommendations for canning kits?  I bought a 'back to basics' five piece kit (funnel, jar lifter, lid getter-outer) but the jar lifter melted and the magnet on the lid fell off halfway through ... we were worried it got into one of the jams before we found it sticking to a lid in the pot of water!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014 11:45:31 AM »

Looks like you had a blast!  Part of the "fun" in canning is learning...and getting to eat your mistakes...

mmmm blueberry jam is one of my favorites!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014 04:53:31 PM »

Want!  Smiley Wow you for doing preserve. I've never done it out of fear, but you make it sound easy.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014 04:59:26 PM »

Looks like you had a blast!  Part of the "fun" in canning is learning...and getting to eat your mistakes...

mmmm blueberry jam is one of my favorites!

Ha YES!  I had so much fun.  Luckily, my mom helped so I had someone who'd made jam before!


Want!  Smiley Wow you for doing preserve. I've never done it out of fear, but you make it sound easy.

It so is, HSG!  I was worried, but really, it was so simple I want to do MORE!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014 06:46:10 PM »

Ooo looks great! This is also the summer of first canning adventures for me - I did strawberry jam and maple strawberry "smooch" last weekend. I bought the Ball book of canning, so I have tons of great recipes!

As for equipment, I found the jar lifter at a tag sale, and have just been using wooden chopsticks to handle the lids. I need to rig up a better rack for boiling the jars though, or maybe I'll break down and buy an actual one.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014 06:52:28 PM »

Ooo looks great! This is also the summer of first canning adventures for me - I did strawberry jam and maple strawberry "smooch" last weekend. I bought the Ball book of canning, so I have tons of great recipes!

As for equipment, I found the jar lifter at a tag sale, and have just been using wooden chopsticks to handle the lids. I need to rig up a better rack for boiling the jars though, or maybe I'll break down and buy an actual one.

Yay!  Though what's 'smooch'?  I need to look it up!  Cheesy

And great idea for the tag sale.  I did splurge on a water bath canner pot because I need a huge pot anyway!
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014 07:07:09 PM »

The smooch is just a sauce with pureed strawberries, maple syrup, apple juice, and pectin. I've been drizzling it on ice cream, and yogurt with granola, and it is delicious!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014 08:41:12 PM »

Drrooooooooll! That piece of toast with your jam looks incredible!
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