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International Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway

August 1st, 2015 · 16 Comments

Is your counter overflowing with summer fruits and berries yet? I always have big plans of preserving them but the foodie tots tend to devour them before I have a chance, so I usually wind up making a tiny batch of syrup or jam. But today 8/1 is International Can-It-Forward Day with Jarden Home Brands, […]

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Preserving Summer #CanItForward

August 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Well it’s mid-August, which means we’ve reached the point of summer where I start to panic about all the things I haven’t preserved yet. It started with this sign at the market on Thursday evening, and the dreaded “Last Week” notice for our absolute favorite summer snack, donut peaches. Then it was the “2 weeks […]

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{Giveaway} Are You Ready for Summer Canning?

July 14th, 2012 · 12 Comments

We take a brief intermission from our FRESHFARM Markets Week to share the news of National Can-It-Forward Day, sponsored by Ball. Today, experts from Ball are sharing canning tips on live WebTV and on Twitter (search: #canitforward). While I’ve averaged just one or two batches of preserves each of the past couple summers, I can […]

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{Preserving Summer} Bourbon Peach Jam

August 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I mentioned we recently went peach picking at Hollin Farms in Fauquier County, Virginia. Unfortunately my preserving aspirations exceeded my hands-free time during the week (one so quickly forgets how time-consuming infants can be) so sadly we lost a few to spoilage before I got a chance to put up a batch of jam. (We […]

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Preserving Summer: Tomato Jam

August 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Our Potomac Vegetable Farms CSA bag was full of ripe summer tomatoes last week, after a slow and soggy start to tomato season here in Virginia. Unfortunately, we were leaving town the day after our pick-up. Of course, that was also the day we got the notice that the boxes of surplus canning tomatoes were […]

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Tags: cooking with kids · CSA · preserving · recipes · tomato · vegetables