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Links: Cheese Boards, Hamantaschen, and Winners

What a good weekend it was! A dear friend from my early days in Philly came to town. We ate Indian food, shopped the Italian Market, and hit one of South Jersey’s best thrift stores. On Saturday evening, we put out the cheese and cured meats we’d bought earlier in the day, raided my fridge […]

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Canning 101: Why Do Colors Change in Home Canned Foods?

It happens to all of us at some point in our canning careers. You go to retrieve a jar of precious, brightly colored jam, only to discover that the once vibrant color has gone muddy and dull. Once you get over the disappointment, you start to wonder two things. What happened to cause the loss in color […]

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February Sponsors: Cuppow, Fillmore Container, Spice Ratchet, and Fermentools

Hello friends! So sorry that I dropped off the map this week. I came down with the flu on Friday afternoon and it wasn’t until this morning that I started to feel like a human again. As a result, there has been no new content for the last few days and February’s sponsor spotlight post is […]

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Other People’s Preserves: Jolene’s Jars

Other People’s Preserve is my opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the very delicious jams, pickles, and preserves being made by dedicated professional canners. If you spot one of these products in the wild, make sure to scoop up a jar. I met Jolene and her jars a couple years back, when she […]

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January Sponsors: Cuppow, Fillmore Container, Spice Ratchet, New West Knife Works, and Fermentools!

It’s the beginning of the month (and the year, for that matter), which makes it time again to thank the companies that make it possible to for me to devote so many of my waking hours to this blog! First up is jar accessory maker Cuppow! They are the creator of the original mason jar travel mug […]

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The 2014 Class of Preserving and DIY Books

A couple weeks ago, I gave away a short stack of preserving books and promised that I’d be back soon with a more comprehensive list of this year’s canning, pickling, and DIY books. Today is the day for that post and as I went through my bookshelves to pull the various volumes, I was reminded […]

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