Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jammin' Fruity Ideas

Do you can? Put up preserves? In my family it's a time-honored tradition to make jams, jellies, preserves, syrups and pie filling with all sorts of fruits. (We can veggies too but that's for another post!) My great grandmother and grandmother taught my mother [and me] to can and preserve and someday I hope to teach my future daughters-in-law how to do it too, if they don't already know how.

Canning is not only a practical way to store up your family's favorite fruits for winter use, but it's also a fun way to connect or re-connect with friends and extended family. There's nothing quite like sweating together over a boiling pot of jam to help bond peeps together. Get some friends or relatives together and save the fruit for later in the form of jams and jellies, using some of our simple free fruity recipes.

Oh and I threw in the blackberry smoothie recipe to help you cool off after a day of canning - enjoy!

Apple Jelly

Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Rhubarb Jam

Blackberry Smoothie

Date Jam

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