Berries are super easy to can. By using the whole fruit instead of just the juice, like you do for jelly, there’s no need for pectin or lots of sugar. Here’s how we can our berries to use as jam, pie filling or to give as gifts.
Canning cherries at home is easy to do—a small batch can be finished in about an hour or two. The reward comes in both saving money (buying fresh cherries on sale is cheaper than buying canned cherries on sale) and in having delicious, healthy fruit to eat during the winter months. Here’s my tips and […]
I’ve been thinking recently about the fact that, for some reason, “Home Economics” doesn’t seem to be taught in schools much any more, but it is needed more than ever. If you haven’t done much cooking in the past but intend to start afresh by cooking more, here are the basics that you’ll want to […]
Cherries are such a sweet edition to the homestead larder! You can make pies and other desserts, use them in glazes and sauces for savory applications, you can add them to fruit salads, or green salads. There isn’t much you can’t do with a cherry. Today, we are going to can some of these babies […]
“We hear, ‘Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food … and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food-free’” Thomas S. Monson
Apricots are another versatile fruit that can go from jams and jellies to sauces and savory compotes with ease. Canning them makes it easier to apply either way later on down the road.