Can Jam Challenge

Canning.  It can be an intimidating prospect.  Equipment.  Recipes.  Rules.  To someone that has never tried, it can be too much to think about.

But canning doesn’t need to be scary.  If proper sanitation guidelines are followed, there is really nothing to be scared of when canning.  There are lots of resources available for both new and seasoned canners from books to websites and of course, blogs.

Tigress, a fellow blogger and canner has not one, but two blogs devoted to canning and preserving.  She’s also challenged other bloggers and would-be canners to join her in preserving foods in jars.  Her Can Jam challenge was an inspiration to canners all over the blogosphere, myself included.

Here are the categories from the 2010 (inaugural) Can Jam Challenge with links to my recipes:

Bitter LemonMarmalade

Lemon-Ginger Marmalade

January: citrus ~ Lemon Marmalade

Inverted jars of pickled carrots

Tarragon Pickled Carrots

February: carrot ~ Pickled Carrots

Pickled jerk onions

Jerked Pickled Onions

March: allium ~ Jerked Onion

5 8 oz. jars

Blueberry Lavender Jam

April: herbs ~ Blueberry Lavender Jam

Finished Jars of Pickled Asparagus.

Pickled Asparagus Spears

May: rhubarb & asparagus ~ Pickled Asparagus

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

Rosemary Strawberry-Balsamic Jam

June: berries ~ Herbed Strawberry Balsamic Jam

Classic Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles

July: cucurbits ~ Old-Fashioned Dill Pickles

Homemade salsa

Homeade Salsa, Sauce AND Ketchup??

August: tomato ~ Tomatoes Three Ways

Spiced Peach Jam

Ginger Peach Jam

September: stone fruit ~ Spiced Peach Jam

Is it good on biscuits, too?

Festive Chile Cranberry Sauce

October: chile pepper ~ Festive Chile Pepper Cranberry Sauce

Apple sauce or apple rings?

Chai Spiced Apples

November: pomes ~ Chai Spiced Apple Rings

Cilantro free.

December: dried fruit ~ Pear/Dried Apple Chutney

Dried Apples and Chiles

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