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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...

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...

Canning Tip #9 - Canning Tomatoes with Flavor!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday July 27, 2010   -   By Sonya

Many folks love to can their own tomatoes for use in the winter months when they can't find a tomato in the grocer to their liking.  I personally put up only 50 jars or so.  I know some folks do a hundred or more. But I like to vary the spice...

New Canning Class Schedule for July is Here!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday June 14, 2010   -   By Sonya

A good week in the Florida sunshine was just what the doctor ordered!  I feel so refreshed and ready to get through this promising canning season now! July is the last month of the summer that I teach canning.  When the bulk of the harvest...

Canning Tip #6: Which pressure canner is best for ...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday May 25, 2010   -   By Sonya

Analog dial versus a weighted gauge - which is the best for pressure canning?  I grew up using a weighted gauge canner.  My ears are well-tuned for listening to the pot "speak" through the jiggle of the gauge.  I know 30 feet...

#3 Canning Tip: What is botulism?

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday April 27, 2010   -   By Sonya

Why is heat so vital to home canning?  I could lecture for hours about this topic, but I'm just going to make a few strong points here.  Heat is one factor in killing harmful microorganisms in canning.  The bacteria I worry most about is...

Beginner's Canning Class in May

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday April 21, 2010   -   By Sonya

Just a quick note to let everyone know our next canning class was just scheduled. We accept 10 students (it's VERY hands-on, so we must keep it low), and only 8 positions left already. May 17th and 18th (Monday and Tuesday nights) 6:30 - 9:30.  Cost...

Canning tip of the week!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday April 14, 2010   -   By Sonya

Starting today, I'm going to write one canning tip per week.  It IS the beginning of canning season, right?  The strawberries are just about ready to burst, herbs are appearing, and canners are pulling equipment from their basements and...

Thanksgiving for Dogs ~ Thanking Fido & Fifi

Blog: Paw Naturaw   -   Sunday November 23, 2008   -   By Jeffrey

Thanksgiving presents an opportunity for reflection and appreciation and fresh and delicious organic food.  In many cases Thanksgiving brings Americans closer to their family, friends and loved ones, but don't forget to include Fido and Fifi into each of...


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