The irony does not escape me that I write recipes for other people to follow, while I seldom follow anyone else’s. Hopefully no one takes it personally. I don’t always follow my own, either.Continue reading Pomegranate-Apple Jelly (No Pectin Added)
Jam & Jelly Making Basics
As I have added more recipes for making jams and jellies, I began to realize I was repeating myself. A lot. I already do that as a teacher all day long. It’s not fun.Continue reading Jam & Jelly Making Basics
Apple Pectin Jams & Jellies
Really, sometimes there’s no school like old school. I’m pretty darned sure the settlers didn’t have a box of pectin in the back of the wagon. They just used fruit, water, and sugar. That’s it. They relied on natural sources of pectin and just a slight bit of patience. No food colors, no gelling enhancers.
Food Canning 101
Ever since people thought it would be a great idea to move to areas with harsh winters and low food supply, humans have needed to have a way to store their harvest for later use. Preferably unspoiled.