​Sumac Jelly

Make your own delicious sumac jelly with this low sugar recipe. Yeilds 36 ounces of jelly with 10 calories and 3 carbs per teaspoon.


A Few Words on Canning Safety

I know this is going to sound petty but every time I see a photo of home canned goods stored improperly or worse, one of those prepper shows where someone TELLS viewers to store home canned goods improperly I want to scream. The lids on home canned goods are in two pieces for a reason….

Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

A couple of weeks ago I took the girls to a local orchard to pick peaches and blackberries. I have been doing a lot of canning and that weekend I made 8 pints of peach jam and canned about 8 pints of sliced peaches before I ran out of canning steam that week. Last week…

Canning Blackberries

I have a GLUT of blackberries. I recently made a beautiful seedless (well mostly) jam and still had about a lot of berries left over.   I’ve been doing a fair amount of canning lately, and honestly, the thought of doing anything complicated just didn’t spark much interest. I finally decided to pick through the…

Tis the Season To Be Canning

We started processing our beautiful local peaches last night. I have largely stopped using “jelly” jars to make jam; rather, I have been using pints. It is just so much easier to put 9 pints into the canner than 18 jelly jars and process. We also made 11 pints of chopped peaches. I cold packed…