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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Raspberries Preserves

RASPBERRY PRESERVES
Growing and preserving food is one of my favorite things to do. I am blessed with raspberries. As many as I need. The first thing I make with my harvest is Jams and Jellies. It is everyone's favorite and you can do more than just spread it on toast. Try adding a spoon full to Oat Meal or Cream of Wheat. Delicious on turkey sandwich as well.
The recipe I use is in side the Certo Sure Jell Premium Liquid Fruit Pectin box. It provides several methods for different fruits. I have been preserving food since I was a child. Helping my grandmother, mother and Aunt. The caner I have was my Mothers. One tip I have is make sure your water bath is as hot as what you are putting in the Jars, do not let the jars cool or they will burst in the bath. Also use fresh Pectin throw out what you don't use in a season. It doe's age and all your hard work will be for not.Most important make sure you have a little helper with you. Not only doe's it make it fun but you will be passing on a wonderful gift.

4 comments:

Little House On Wheels said...

As always your food posts are a delight to read. It reminds me of how much I miss a garden. Being at the mercy of the grocery store is a bummer sometimes.

Laurie said...

Oh yum ~ homemade raspberry preserves! We planted our first bush this year ~ so maybe next year we will have some. Right now our blackberries are literally dripping off their vines ~ just right for cobblers!
Have a blessed day ~

Tan Family said...

Mmmm...that looks yummy! What a nice blog. :)

Forest-Dweller said...

Little House on Wheels...I too will be at the mercy of the grocery store soon. We will be full time campers and I know this is the one thing I will miss. So I have been preserving A LOT!

Laurie...Oh I love blackberries ours are almost ready too. So sweet...and one of my favorite cobblers too.

Tan Family...Thank you, I have been following you all for awhile as well. What a lovely family, I know I will learn a lot from you.