My dear other half purchased 136 preserving jars from Ebay - we raced out and bought a water-bath thingy and now are on the road to making our own preserves - pickles, relishes, chutneys, sauces, fruit etc.
I got this years ago from the lady in our church who canned it. I've never made it but I've eaten lots of it! It's the best salsa I have ever had. Especially good with lime tortilla chips or on taco salad (recipe #102234).
My mother begged this recipe from a neighbor almost 40 years ago. I'm making it still every summer, because it's so good. This is pretty much the original recipe, though I've updated the brine based on current recommendations for better food safety.
While fresh blackberries, or even boysenberries, will give you the best results, this can be made with frozen berries if in a JAM (pun intended). Times are estimates. High altitude instructions are included.
This recipe is for canning. The cranberries need to be firm, ripe, and have no bruises or bad spots. Make sure you wash them well.Make sure you leave enough headspace when you fill the jar. Foods that have been canned make great gifts. I will usually make alot, make some preserves and homwmade bread, and make up gift baskets, around the holidays.
Really a conserve being it has nuts and pieces of fruit. This sweet yummy conserve has a hints of lavender and ginger. Great for filling cookies or as a spread. If you can't get lavender it still will be great. You can use flavered sugars or just the good old stand by white sugar! No pectin here for it jells up nicely without it.
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers, taste the pepper, not just the heat. This is a variation of a recipe from The University of Illinois, that I found to please my taste buds. The absence of oil seems to bring out the pepper taste and not just the heat.
This is a brine I came up with from various pickle recipes. Our family loves my salsa, which uses the pickled jalapenos in the recipe. Since we grow jalapenos, I decided to try making my own. We also like to eat these on nachos, tacos, and enchiladas!
We like this as a sandwich spread. The amount of peppers is really a total of sweet and hot. You can make it hotter or milder by shifting the ratio. As written, it's moderately spicy. From The Joy of Pickling.
Posting this for ZWT 2006. I can't wait to try this one myself... any excuse to make a curry dish and well if I have a good chutney I am obliged to make a Curry aren't I :-P ?? This recipe assumes knowledge of safe canning practices.
A perfect way to take advantage of those end-of-season tomatoes. A Pennsylvania Dutch recipe from the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947. Cooking time includes sealing time. While this recipe is written in an old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_home.html for the current information.
I searched everywhere for this recipe!! A friend gave me a bag of green olives, because I had said I would like to try pickling my own.
I love the whole Greek thing, making your own cheese and all that.
Anyway, I finally found this recipe in a Womens Weekly book. Putting it here so I don't have to search!
It is excellent, better then the bought one :)