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Canning 101

Basic steps in hot water bath canning which means boiling the filled jars until they are hermetically sealed.

Last updated: October 28, 2020

Garlic Scape Pickle Party

Pickled Garlic Scapes adapted from the "Dilly Beans" recipe from the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving. Makes approximately 1 pint.

Last updated: October 28, 2020 - 2 comments

The Sounds of Preserving

Check out this awesome video from CAA Member Brook Hurst Stephens of Learn to Preserve. Be sure to turn the volume up on your computer.

Last updated: October 24, 2020

Raspberry Jam from England to Texas

I visited the UK for the third time when I was fourteen (and actually old enough to remember) and fell in love with nearly everything.

Last updated: October 24, 2020

Monkey Butter by Brook Hurst Stephens

This week’s photo of the week is a treat - Monkey Butter by Brook Hurst Stephens. Brook shares her recipe for Monkey Butter (Banana Jam)

Last updated: October 23, 2020

Canvolution in My Suitcase

I packed my suitcase last month full of clothes I haven’t needed in Austin, TX since February. In between all the layers Pacific Northwesterners told me to p...

Last updated: October 23, 2020

Aunt Dana's Austrian Apricot Jam

Come summer in the Wachau Valley, Austria's Napa, the apricot trees are so draped with fruit that growers have to prop up their tree limbs with wooden crutches.

Last updated: October 23, 2020 - 1 comment

Yes, We Can, Freeze, Dry, Pickle, Salt...

Until fairly recently (certainly within the past couple of generations) families harvested crops in the fall and stored enough food to get them through

Last updated: October 22, 2020