Sunday, November 7, 2010

More Canning!

In early October, my friend M and I got together to do some more canning (she and I made the salsa together, too).

This time, we made dilly beans! Again, we got our canning recipe from this book. We ended up with 10 pints. I haven't opened one up yet, so I don't know how they turned out, but if they're anything like the other recipes from this book they're going to be delicious!

Then last weekend, my friend A and I got together to make raspberry jam. We made it together last year, as well. We both have raspberry bushes in our yards, so we pick over the summer and freeze a bunch of the raspberries.

Then we can make our jam in one big batch, instead of a bunch of small ones during the summer.

We ended up with 46 half-pints! Yum!

Last year, I decorated most of my jars of jam to give as gifts:

A and I will be getting together again soon to package our jam up for this year!


  1. That is a LOT of jam! I'm bummed b/c I didn't get enough beans to pickle this year. Your's look wonderful.

  2. PS - I love those holiday jam labels and I was wondering if you would like to add them to my canning label insipration contest? You can check it out on my blog if you are interested. Glad to have found you!!

  3. Okay I think I need this book! But I promised not to buy any more books. Sigh.

    As always so impressed with your pantry stores!

    K x

  4. Wow - you are going to have such a fabulous time when you open those up later this winter!
    And the people who get them for Christmas are truly privileged...

  5. That is so great; every summer, my mum makes tons of preserves too and it's just magical to have those delights for the rest of the year.

  6. hi I didn't know how to contact you so thought i'd leave a comment...feel free to delete it, I'm not trying to get free advertising!!
    but the reindeer kits are back in my etsy shop and I thought I'd let you know :-)
    Sarah x

  7. Hi there, Katherine! It doesn't look like you are using this blog anymore, but I wanted to see if this comment would reach you anyway. I received a jar of your raspberry jam through the MPLS Swappers event (in 2010 or 2011?) and just finally got around to cracking it open. It is delicious! My husband and I ate it on our oatmeal this morning. We greatly enjoyed it (and the bit of sun that was peeking through the clouds as we sat on the back deck). This jam is a great mix of tart and sweet. If you remember what recipe you used, I would love to know!

    PS I found you because you cute little tag listed this blog address. I am at


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