I Need a Canning Intervention

The jelling point has been giving me fits for the past few days. In the first place, I didn’t intend to do a lot of canning this weekend. Then I visited my cousin’s Meyer lemon tree and a handful of lemons turned into, well, about fifty of them. After that, I went to the grocery store and got distracted by the very last clementines. I got all nostalgic about the end of citrus season and grabbed a box of those, too. But what put me over the edge was getting my hands on the entry guidelines for the 2010 Marin County Fair. [...]

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 not savvy when it comes to computer design, I needed to make something simple. It took me only two years to figure out I could use stickers and rubber stamps — two things that I love — to personalize my labels. [...]

Rhubarb, Pear, and Vanilla Jam

This is my first-ever rhubarb. At first I wasn’t sure about using it because, well, it’s a vegetable, and I’m always suspicious of a vegetable until it proves to me that it’s friendly. Rhubarb won me over with one bite. It’s more like a fruit in vegetable clothing — those big red stalks only look like rainbow chard on steroids. What a surprising, fruity tart taste! [...]

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