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How to Can Saskatoon Berries

Canning Saskatoon berries is very easy and a great way to free up some freezer space when you’re preserving a lot of summer berries. If you’ve ever made jam before (or even if you haven’t), you can easily can Saskatoon berries. You can also use this basic canning method and

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How to Can and Freeze Tomatoes when you have No Time

Every May I emerge from winter ready to conquer the world and plant an enormous garden, which may have included 27 tomato plants.  Every September I end up silently cursing my optimism. I love canning and freezing tomatoes, but I find that tomato season in my zone 3 Saskatchewan garden

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Must Have Equipment for Home Canning

You’ve decided you want to start canning & preserving food at home–hurray! But if you don’t know anyone who wants to pass down their used canning equipment, the start up costs can add up. What do you absolutely need for canning? What can you live without? And what equipment is

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The Beginners Guide to Home Canning: What You Need to Know

You’ve grown the garden, harvested the vegetables, and are dreaming of canning all that lovely produce to last over the winter.  Or maybe you’ve bought some peaches from the fruit truck, or collected raspberries from your local fruit farm. Whatever your canning dreams are made of, canning for the first

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Easy Peach Jam with Cinnamon

Nothing says summer like fresh peaches in August, perfectly ripe and dripping with fresh juice. I wish I could bottle up that deliciousness, and canning jars of peach jam is basically the next best thing. This peach jam is far easier than it looks, and is a simple enough recipe

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Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam with Pectin

As a child, my favourite jam without question was strawberry jam. I loved my grandma’s homemade jam and I slathered it thick on fresh slices of homemade bread. However, once I became an adult, strawberry jam kind of tasted. . . bland. I wondered how I loved it so much

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Quick and Easy Ways to Store Your Carrots Until Spring

There are six ways to store carrots for the winter: canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating, cold storage in a root cellar, and refrigeration.  Do it right and you can easily supply yourself with carrots until Spring. Some of these ways take more time, effort, or resources than others.  I’ll go through

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How to Harvest and Preserve Sour Cherries Like a Boss

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! July is a busy month for the Saskatchewan berry picker.  Strawberries start off the month, followed by saskatoon berries, raspberries, and then finally, sour cherries.  Of the

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How to Make Crab Apple Juice

One of my happiest childhood memories is of drinking crab apple juice straight from the jar at my babysitter’s house.  The juice was always accompanied by some tasty home baked cookies and delightful conversation.  Now that I’m older, I wanted to recreate the magic.

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