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Don’t buy the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit! :(

Again today, I heard of someone who’d bought the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit, aka: Ball Small Batch Canning Kit. It made me cringe when she said it, because–in my personal opinion–that’s one of the biggest wastes of money in … Continue reading

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Goldberg’s Famous Delicatessen, Bellview WA

I’m trying to catch up, gang! Please bear with me A friend came into town recently, and–between her busy schedule and my constant game of doctor roulette–we decided to meet for a quick lunch at Goldberg’s Famous Delicatessen, located in … Continue reading

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Defining Fruit Spreads

The terms are often used interchangeably, especially online, so here are the definitions I use when I’m naming one of my own fruit spreads: Jellies are made from fruit juice, or occasionally–in the case of things like pepper or mint … Continue reading

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Secret Garden Restaurant — Lynnwood, WA

Today–the 11th of December–is our 11th wedding anniversary, so in honor of all that numerology … and, of course, in celebration of one of the most memorable days in our lives … we decided to begin our evening at our … Continue reading

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$2.00 Box Challenge: Peaches and Pears!

The season is winding down at my local fruit and vegetable market. Here in Seattle, most of the small, local (predominantly outdoor) markets only sell produce from the beginning of March to the first of November. That’s when they change … Continue reading

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Creating your own recipes for canning, volume 1: The overview

Note I labeled this volume 1. That’s because this isn’t a short subject … not by a longshot … especially for someone as wordy as me If you follow my footsteps of the last two years or so … and … Continue reading

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Let’s talk canning basics: Preamble :)

Thanks to a comment from Andrew on my recent $2.00 Box Challenge post, I realized I should probably devote some time and discussion here to the two different types of canning–Boiling Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning … the hows … Continue reading

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Household “Menus” :)

You’d think with all this good food around our house, we’d never sing that song. You know the one I’m talking about: “What do you want for dinner?” … “I don’t know, what do YOU want for dinner?” We don’t … Continue reading

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Headspace … and volume :)

In addition to my ramble about maintaining proper headspace, I also wanted to make quick mention of the difference between headspace and volume in a canning jar. Volume, as it relates to our topic … and as defined by Merriam … Continue reading

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Let’s talk “headspace” :)

When you read a good canning recipe, you’ll always find certain elements of the canning process outlined, including: processing method: is it a BWB (Boiling Water Bath) recipe, or a pressure canner recipe? processing time: just how long should the … Continue reading

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