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Adjust for Elevation: Jellies, Jams, Butters, Conserves, Preserves, all things fruit-spready, and more!

Last–but certainly not least–we look at all of the possibility in the fruit spread category: jellies, jams, butters, conserves, preserves, and more When it comes to adjusting this category for elevation … this is the easiest category of all. All … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation, and more: pickles!

Other Processes Pickling: First, for fermented pickles, sauerkraut, etc. — use the Low Temperature Pasteurization Process outlined by the NCHFP. Because this process uses water between 180-185 degrees–which is below the boiling point–and a thermometer to determine/maintain temperature, there is … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation, and more: fruit and fruit products!

What I mean by fruit and fruit products is: whole fruits, halves, quarters, other assorted size/shape fruit pieces, canned in either water, syrup or juice. fruit juice relatively un-cooked fruit purees (since cooked fruit purees tend to end up being … 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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Thick and Yummy Homemade No-Sugar-Added Eggnog!

My apologies! I probably should have put this post up before the holidays, huh? Sorry about that! I’m a bad blogger! When I first met my husband, I discovered that he possessed an AWESOME family recipe for homemade eggnog. It’s … Continue reading

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Addendum on my cheesecake post … about time and temperature :)

I just realized that I didn’t discuss baking times and temperatures Never bake your cheesecake in an oven hotter than 350 degrees. If your cheesecake is more than two inches thick, then I wouldn’t bake it any hotter than 325 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to you…

…my adorable husband, you! The poor man’s been through the medical mill in the last couple of weeks, and here today–on his birthday, when he was supposed to be back at work today–he’s still fevery (again … even on antibiotics) … Continue reading

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The Dutchman’s Store — Cantril, IA

I arrived at my destination about mid-morning, and was not surprised to see lots of folks already shopping in The Dutchman’s Store. Yes, gang! My Mecca for this trip was a Mennonite-run general store, specializing in plain and simple goods. … Continue reading

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Lane’s Southern Orchards — Fort Valley, GA

After breakfast, I went back to my friend’s house–showered and packed–and made it to the Dublin area by about noon. When I arrived at my aunt’s house, she was dressed and ready to go on the adventure we’d planned. You … Continue reading

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Canning with Splenda®!

I meet a lot of people in the online food communities looking for sugar-free or reduced sugar cooking and canning alternatives … something–in case you haven’t noticed–I tend to do a lot of. There’s a good reason for that. Like … Continue reading

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