small batch canning

Hibiscus Peach Jam

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups lightly crushed peaches 3 hibiscus flowers in syrup*, drained and chopped 2 teaspoons hibiscus syrup* 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon citric acid 3 tablespoons low sugar pectin Directions: Evenly sprinkle the bottom of the Ball Jam Maker with the pectin. Spoon the fruit, hibiscus and syrup […]

Sweet and Sour Five Spice Peach Ketchup

Ingredients: 5 cups pureed peaches 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup water 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice 1 teaspoon ground roasted ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Prep your […]

Cherry-Chipotle Ketchup

Ingredients: 4 cups well-crushed sweet cherries 3 cloves garlic, quartered 2/3 cup light brown sugar 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon ground chipotle 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black […]

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Ingredients: 1 cup crushed raspberries 3 cups crushed sweet cherries 3 tablespoons powdered pectin* 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla paste Directions: Evenly sprinkle the bottom of the Ball Jam Maker with the pectin. Spoon the fruit in a relatively even layer over the pectin.  Press the jam button. You […]

Grilled Habanero Peach Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups halved fresh habaneros 2 fresh anaheim or poblano peppers, halved 2 1/2 lb peaches, peeled and quartered 8 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 teaspoon powdered roasted ginger salt and pepper Directions: Toss the peppers […]

Dill Pickled Mexican Sour Gherkins

Ingredients: 1 lb Mexican Sour Gherkins (cucamelon) 1/2 Anaheim chile, sliced 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 tablespoon dill seed 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill 3/4 cup water 3/4 apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling salt or sea salt Directions: Whisk together the water, […]

Pickled Calabacita Squash

Ingredients: 3 calabacita squash*, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings 1 large jalapenos halves, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup water 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1/3 […]

Cilantro Pickled Jalapenos on Parade.com

I’ve started to contribute to the food section of Parade.com. Today’s post features my recipe for refrigerator or canned Cilantro Pickled Jalapenos. Find the recipe here. Note: A great source for canning information is the Blue Book guide to preserving. I highly recommend it for learning how to can. Here […]

Pickled Asparagus with Fennel

Ingredients: 5 pounds asparagus, cut into jar sized pieces 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 oz fresh dill, chopped 1 oz fennel fronds, chopped 4 cloves garlic 8 fresh bay leaves 4 1/2 cups water 5 cups white vinegar 1/3 cup pickling salt 3 teaspoons black peppercorns 3 teaspoons […]

Serrano Pickled Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, stem and loose leaves removed 1 serrano pepper, halved and sliced into 1/4 inch chunks 2-3 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 teaspoon celery flakes 1 teaspoon dill seed 1 1/2 cups water 1 […]