Tag: home canning

Making Jam: How to Tell When Jam Is Set

Making Jam: How to Tell When Jam Is Set

Making jam is simply heating¬†fruit, sugar, lime or lemon juice, and a bit of time and patience to the mix.Making jam: A simple “spoon test’¬†is indispensable when seeing if jam is set. It reveals the moment when fruit and sugar become a deliciously thick jam. […]

Lovin’ Spoonful: Blueberry Plum Jam

Lovin’ Spoonful: Blueberry Plum Jam

Blueberry Plum Jam: A Super Summer Flavor Combo Early October is a time of year when my kitchen becomes my garden and orchard’s waiting room, where bags of fruit and flats of vegetables vie for counter space and my attention. Not that I’m complaining about […]

How Not to Make Ketchup

How Not to Make Ketchup

I fancy myself as someone who is pretty handy in the kitchen, a man able to smoke a brisket, assemble a tart, craft a Cassoulet or conjure up some ice cream. But one day, one sad summer day, I entered the kitchen overly confident that […]