Category Archive for: ‘Canning’

Holiday stove-top simmering spices

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas Simmering Spices

It’s amazing how scents just whisk you away to another world: a memory or place that is recognizable by how it smells. Christmas has a smell for sure, perhaps like hot apple cider mixed with pine trees, oranges, and clove? At least that what it smells like for me. Even during those days that I haven’t had my oven working …

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Old Fashioned Deli-Style Sour Pickles

The Best Ever Deli-Style Sour Pickles Recipe. Ever. Seriously.

If you like old-fashioned fermented sour pickles then you will want to learn this recipe. Real deli-style pickles cost around $7 per jar in my area, but I can make 10 pounds of organic sour pickles for just $20! I did not invent this recipe, but it seems to be the most commonly used methodology out there and it works …

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How to make Meyer lemon limoncello

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons Make Meyer Limoncello

Before you discard the peels of those seasonal Meyer lemons, take a look at this recipe for Meyer limoncello. It’s sweet, aromatic, and tasty. Best of all, it’s easy to make. Start the search for some fresh Meyer lemons and don’t waste a thing by using the rinds to flavor liquor and make a delightful limoncello.  I get all hopped …

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cranberry bog

Fall Cranberry Harvest: Touring the Cranberry Bogs in BC

Did you know that British Columbia is the 3rd largest cranberry producer worldwide? BC produces about 17 million kilograms of cranberries annually on about 50 family farm operations. Cranberries are native to North America and are prized for their tart flavor and anti-inflammatory properties. Cranberries are higher in antioxidants than pretty much every other fruit out there, which makes it a …

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Bourbon Cranberry Sauce Recipe

The Perfect Thanksgiving Gift: Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada. I’m thankful for the people I get to celebrate it with this year: friends and extended family who have earned the title of family, warmed my heart, and been there when I needed them most. I’m also thankful to live where the majority of cranberries are grown. If you haven’t seen a cranberry bog …

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Free Printable Jam Labels Dahlia Print

These Printable Canning Labels are the Essential Party Dress for Your Jam!

Shouldn’t the label you add to a jar of homemade jam or pickles look as beautiful as the tasty treat inside? I’m a big believer in presentation and think that dressing up a jar of jelly with a pretty label is well worth it, if even for your own enjoyment. But if you choose to mark your homemade creation with …

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