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Last canning class of the summer

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday August 08, 2013   -   By Sonya

As August brings its heat and humidity, we are gratefully helping our neighbors harvest beets, peaches, beans, and tomatoes. So the cannery has been at full capacity for weeks!  August also marks the last Canning Boot Camp, as well, for we are about to...

Farmfest and Downtown Lebanon Bargain Days TODAY O...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Saturday July 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

  Could hardly sleep last night because I'm so excited about Lebanon's Farmfest today! All the local farmers are bringing their produce. NOT to the farmer's market, but right to the sidewalks of downtown Lebanon! Plus, the shops set out tables on the...

Canning Boot Camps are filling up!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday June 23, 2013   -   By Sonya

Just a quick reminder that we have an excellent schedule of Canning Boot Camps this summer. Our new Jam and Jelly Lady Shop in Lebanon has allowed us to market these classes to locals and visitors, but since we are the only comprehensive water/pressure canning...

Which pressure canner is right for you? (part I)

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday May 24, 2013   -   By Sonya

You may have a canner handed down from generation to generation, with great love and care. But is it the right canner for your use?  Over the next few articles, I'm going to explore different canners based on safety, ease-of-use, and engineering. Older...

A New Era for Our Cannery...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday May 22, 2013   -   By Sonya

After 18 years of having babies, making jam, organizing farm markets, running a cannery, teaching new canners, and keeping a (mostly decent) house, I’m finally ready to make a change — a BIG change! So… No more farmer’s markets. A happy, and a sad decision....

Learn to "Put Up" in our licensed cannery!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, June 30, 2013, 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...

Join our next Canning Boot Camp!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday March 18, 2013   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 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...

Canning Boot Camp is this Saturday!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

Only three days until our next Canning Boot Camp! We still have 3 positions open for anyone who is interested. Before registering online, please email or call to make sure the positions haven't already been taken, because they usually go fast. 513-932-6470 is...

Newly Designed Canning Masters Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 06, 2013   -   By Sonya

Fabulous line-up of new Master's Canning Classes (you must have taken our Canning Boot Camp to register for the Master's Classes). Master's Classes are $30, and run from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on the posted dates. All materials are provided, and there is...

Two New Canning Boot Camps Scheduled!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday March 01, 2013   -   By Sonya

As I sit here in a cool, quiet cannery, awaiting the first rhubarb of local farmers (quite far off, actually), I appreciate the calm of winter. After our Christmas sales broke 18 years of sales records, I am quite happy to have little to do other than plan...

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...

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...

A Fabulous Boot Camp Class!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday May 15, 2011   -   By Sonya

Just recovering from a very energetic group of Boot Camp canners yesterday!  What great questions, theories, and suggestions they had! We began the class with lecture on mold, botulism, etc., and the importance of actually processing canned...

New Canning Classes!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday April 29, 2011   -   By Sonya

We have been rapidly filling our Beginner's Boot Camp Canning Classes on our website!  It's great to see so many people with the desire to get back to real cooking and real eating!  The May class is nearly full, and June is already half full.   ...

Canning Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday April 12, 2011   -   By Sonya

Announcing our May and June Canning Boot Camps!  On May 14 and June 12, in Lebanon, Ohio, students will roll up their sleeves, don clean aprons (however little time THAT lasts!), and immerse themselves in water bath and pressure canning! Our classes are...

A VERY WET, but great Canning Boot Camp!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Saturday March 12, 2011   -   By Sonya

A week of rain and snow turned our backyard into a muddy mess today, but that didn't stop new canners from turning out in droves for the Canning Boot Camp!  This was a pretty advanced set of beginners today.  Except for one student, all had at least...

Lemon Curd Class was Delicious!

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

Tonight, I had the privilege of teaching some very talented canners and foodies how to make the king of spreads: Lemon Curd.  This incredibly potent spread is loaded with butter, lemon zest, and egg yolks.  It's made in very small batches, and has a...

Preserving of all Sorts!

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

It's not news to anyone who knows me: I'm crazy about the science of preserving.  I've been studying it for half my life!  When I teach a Canning Boot Camp, I love to include snippets of preserving history.  I just had to share one of these...

Canning Tip #12: Choosing a Good Canning Pot

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday February 04, 2011   -   By Sonya

A key tool for canning is the pot you cook in.  It's important that you choose a pot with these characteristics: 1.   Nonreactive .  Your pot should be made of a nonreactive substance.  I.e., not aluminum or some old baked-on enamel that...

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