Canning, Page 2

Tomato Harvest Wrap-up, and Confessions of a Beginning Canner

Well, I am pretty sure I’ve picked the last of the tomatoes that will be usable. There is a limit on our beautiful, unending sunny summer, and that limit is Friday. The rain is a-comin’. We harvested just over 40 pounds of tomatoes from our garden this year – a huge success! Too many to […]

Cooked up on October 10, 2012

More like this: canning | fall | Uncategorized

Preserved Grapefruit

Last weekend I got together with some friends to can. This seems to be a pretty common practice here in Portland – it’s long and it’s a lot of work, so it’s much more fun to can in a group, and then have everyone take a few cans of each thing home. This also ensures […]

Cooked up on September 15, 2012

More like this: canning | DIY | etc | food swap | gluten free

Wine Jelly (Yes, it is boozy.)

Here’s another recipe from our canning session/food swap preparation last weekend! Per my friend Demarie’s suggestion, there will definitely be some adult PBJ’s happening. Seems like a fun small-bite appetizer to me – a slice of baguette, a swipe of peanut butter and a spoonful of booze jelly. The best part was, when we made […]

Cooked up on September 14, 2012

More like this: appetizer | boozy | canning | dips and spreads | fall | food swap | frugal | fun | six ingredients or less | spreads | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Adventures in Canning. Part I. I think.

So, a while back I canned some salsa. It was the most challenging thing I have done while blogging. I think that’s why it’s taken me so long to write about it. But I’m glad I did. Honestly, it’s not the best salsa in the whole world, but it does appear to be bacteria-free and […]

Cooked up on October 13, 2011

More like this: canning | CSA | fall | garden | summer | Uncategorized | vegetarian

In Which I Make Dried Tomatoes

This weekend I took the opportunity to start trying to process some of our tons of tomatoes to be used at a later date, and I started by drying some tomatoes.I haven’t tasted them yet, but this should yield a similar result to the sun-dried tomatoes I pay $3 or more a cup for at […]

Cooked up on September 7, 2011

More like this: canning | cookbooks | garden | Uncategorized | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

Goodies from the Library

I can’t believe I didn’t already know about this book, but I stumbled upon it thanks to a great feature of the Multnomah County Library called “Lucky Day” where they try to promote popular reads. I am so excited to start reading this! Though, it will be a lot of bad news. It makes me […]

Cooked up on August 29, 2011

More like this: books | canning | Ethics

National Can It Forward Day via The Oregonian

Here’s a cool thing coming up that was announced in today’s Oregonian: National Can It Forward Day is August 13, where they are holding a day-long podcast/webinar thing in Seattle so you can watch people do it. There’s also tips for the supplies you need and what to do to hold a canning party at […]

Cooked up on August 9, 2011

More like this: canning | garden