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The Daring Cooks’ Challenges 09/10: Food Preservation & Can Jam #9: Stone Fruits

The September 2010 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by John of Eat4Fun. John chose to challenge The Daring Cooks to learn about food preservation, mainly in the form of canning and freezing. He challenged everyone to make a recipe and preserve it. John’s source for food preservation information was from The National Center for Home Food Preservation.

This month’s focus of Tigress’ Can Jam was selected by Kate of Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking – she chose stone fruits.

So why not combine these two challenges? Continue reading >>


Can Jam #6: “Berries”– A Trilogy

This month’s focus of Tigress’ Can Jam which was announced by Joel and Dana of Well Preserved is berries.  I was confused first because they wrote everything that ended in “berries” would qualify (like, strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries) – and there are quite a few more berries, that don’t end in “berries” but ARE berries (like redcurrants, black currants, sea buckthorn). But they clarified it and said ALL botanical berries would be fine. Continue reading >>

Can Jam #3: “Allium” – Red Onion Marmalade

Tigress’ Can Jam is a challenge that focuses on a fruit or vegetable each month, and all the participants have to come up with interesting recipes. This month’s focus is: alliums. This covers things like: green scallions, chives, scapes, ramps, leeks, onions, shallots, and garlic. I really LOVE chives and scallions, but I couldn’t find any canning recipe that tickled my fancy. I have to say, I kind of have a challenge within the challenge going on here. I don’t like pickles at all (except for cornichons), so my challenge was to find a jam, marmalade or jelly recipe. Alliums in a jam? No way, I thought. Continue reading >>

Can Jam #2: “Carrot” – (2) Carrot Cake Jam

Here’s my 2nd carrotty contribution to Tigress’ Can Jam. For those who don’t know: each month we focus on a certain fruit or vegetable and find interesting recipes to waterbath can it. This month’s focus is: CARROTS. Continue reading >>

Can Jam #2: “Carrot” – (1) Morabbâ-Ye Haveej (Persian Carrot Jam)

What is Morabbâ-Ye Haveej? I didn’t know either before I made it for Tigress’ Can Jam. This challenge focuses on a given fruit or vegetable, and all the participants have to come up with interesting recipes. This month’s focus is: CARROTS. Continue reading >>

Can Jam #1: “Citrus” – Citrus Marmalade

I seem to have way too much time because I have signed up for another challenge  – the Tigress’ Can Jam: it’s all about canning. Every month we’ll focus on a given fruit or vegetable to preserve and blog about the result. Continue reading >>

Snowy Mespilus and Raspberry Jam

Snowy Mespilus

We have a snowy mespilus (Amelanchier ovalis) in our backyard which we had planted because of its nice flowers and of the berries that attract the birds, but flipping thru my garden book the other day I realized that I didn’t HAVE to leave the berries to the birds, but could make jam out of them. To cut a long story short, I went outside and picked all the berries that were still looking good. Unfortunately, the idea of taking a picture of the shrub came to my mind when I was done picking, so that’s why the berries above were the only ones left and are already shriveled. Continue reading >>