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More on Organization: Creating Routines with P.M.S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday September 03, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Oh what a happy mom am I when the boys rooms are clean, the fridge is shining with no 'science experiments' going on it, the appliances are shining and the windows let in all the bright sunshine because the little paddy prints have been washed off... at least...

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday August 23, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Heirloom Tomatoes... basil, garlic... oh my! Summer goodness just keeps flowing into our kitchens from the gardens. We are busy starting to put our food up for the coming cold months and how wonderful it is to watch those can shelves fill up with all that...

July 23, 2012 - The Dawn of a New Week

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday July 23, 2012   -   By Twilya

The website has been updated and there are lots of goodies.   This past week our eggplant kicked in so there are several available today.   We are also featuring cantaloupe, red and yellow slicing tomatoes, large and small bell peppers and...

Street Foraged Plum Abundance!

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Thursday July 19, 2012   -   By Jessica

I had been listening to the sound of the plums bouncing off the street for two days. Plop and roll.... They were jumping out of the tree by the pound and collecting in the gutter of the little old lady's house across the street. The side walk was...

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy Sweet & Sour pickles and Mexican Style Salsa! Heirloom Tomatoes... basil, garlic... oh my!  Summer goodness just keeps flowing into our kitchens from the...

Canning Classes: Beginner's Boot Camp in July!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday July 05, 2012   -   By Sonya

Had a ball today with the Master’s crew, working on a plethora of delicious canning recipes: Sweet Pickled Pears, Chad’s Famous Bread and Butter Pickles, Dilly Beans, Italian Tomatoes, Jamaican Tomatoes, and (lastly) Creole Tomatoes. Whew! It was so very hard...

Last Call for June Canning Classes!!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday June 20, 2012   -   By Sonya

This Sunday, June 24th, we'll be hosting our last Canning Boot Camp of June. This 6-hour intensive investigation into the how-what-why of canning is essential for any new canner who wants to use safe, USDA-approved procedures! Although a lot of work, we have a...

Getting ready for Canning Boot Camp in June

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday May 20, 2012   -   By Sonya

It's canning season - and perhaps a little early! I've already been canning Ohio strawberries for three weeks -what the heck? It's so unusual to have these delicious, ruby-red berries in my cooler so early in the year, but you know the saying: make hay while...

A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Emily

What is it like to be a farmer? Here's an example of a typical spring day. This is an actual journal of a real day, selected at random, in this case Monday, April 30, 2012. Get up. As Dan checks on the large animals, I get up and check the incubator. ...

Still a couple openings in Mar 11 Canning Boot Cam...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 07, 2012   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, April 21st, 10-4, in our FDA/ODA inspected cannery, in Lebanon, Ohio.  This hands-on class is geared for people who've never canned; for canners who are unsure of their techniques; for foodies who want to bring...

Newly Posted Canning Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday March 05, 2012   -   By Sonya

We have a new schedule of canning classes to announce.  I'm going to also post these on Local Harvest as events, but for now will encourage interested folks to check out our website, www.jamandjellylady.com , for detailed descriptions of the...

New Year brings a Newly Inspired Jam!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday January 23, 2012   -   By Sonya

We at the cannery usually take January off as we recover from months and months of harvest, fall festivals, and Christmas business.  But January is panning out a little different in 2012!  Already, we've been asked to stock empty shelves in our our...

Buying American products for the holidays

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Sonya

Something to chew on.  Figuratively speaking.   This past weekend, I taught a brilliant group of women how to can.  I got paid for my efforts, and was very thankful for the revenue because our business is like any other retail business:...

Winterberry Jam is back in season!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday November 02, 2011   -   By Sonya

  It's Back! Winterberry Jam is my very favorite jam to snuggle up with: a good book, a warm round of Brie, and a crusty baguette spread with Winterberry Jam next to the fire.  This comfort food combination consists of tart cranberries tempered by...

It must be Christmas!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday September 14, 2011   -   By Sonya

Besides having an incredible harvest to deal with, we are inundated with loading out for our biggest show of the year, the Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio.   Last year, we had our hometown Applefest on the same day (our 2nd biggest show of...

New Flavors

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday September 12, 2011   -   By Emily

It's Monday morning, and once again I'm doing a bit of stuff online while the canner heats up and my day in the kitchen begins. I'm still trying to can as much of the produce as possible. While I have popular favorites I try my best to keep on the table...

A fresh marmalade morning...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday August 30, 2011   -   By Sonya

What started as a lovely morning (70 degrees and a sunny blue sky), turned even brighter when I was presented with this golden clear marmalade.  Chad, a friend, has a penchant for making sensational and creative marmalades.  OK, I make a LOT of jams...

Perfect Girls' Getaway: B&B and Canning Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday August 24, 2011   -   By Sonya

Looking for something really special, really fun to do with your girlfriends?  I think we've come up with the perfect getaway:  The Jam and Jelly Lady has teamed up with Silver High B&B to offer a weekend of crazy canning fun in one of Ohio's...

Tips for Canning Salsa

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday August 18, 2011   -   By Sonya

So you've got bushels and baskets of big ripe tomatoes and need to DO something with them before they rot?  Let's SALSA! The number one condiment in the USA is the least understood when it comes to canning, however.  Inspectors at farmers' markets...

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