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March 2010

  • Preserves

    I Need a Canning Intervention

    Is it possible that someday I’ll just know where the jelling point is, like any practiced artist learns her craft? Too often, I just don’t get it, and even my candy thermometer…

  • Preserves

    Easy DIY Canning Labels

    A few people asked for more information about the labels I made for last weekend’s Rhubarb, Pear, and Vanilla Jam, so here’s a quick post to show what I did. Because I’m…

  • Preserves

    Rhubarb, Pear, and Vanilla Jam

    I wanted to do something to soothe myself after last week’s garlic disaster. That garlic jelly was a total loss. When Stewart came home from his travels, it took me a whole…

  • Preserves

    Caramelized Onion and Apple Chutney

    This month for the Tigress’s Can Jam, we were asked to get down and dirty with the allium family: onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, scalllions, and their ilk. Except for the few onions…

  • Words

    That Is So Not What I Meant

    When I launched this blog in 2007 — with no intention of writing about jam — I googled “Hitchhiking to Heaven” to find out whether anyone else was already using the name.…