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Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Canning Fun

2 flats of fresh picked organic berries for $20.00
(I "heart" the Sunday farmer's market at Pike's Place)

Yesterday was a scorcher in Seattle (90+ degrees) - a perfect day to walk to the market and lug 3lbs of peppers and 2 flats of berries home, and then stand at the stove for 3hrs canning (yay boiling steamy water!).

Or not...but I did it anyway.  I like to take action as soon as inspiration hits, otherwise I forget all about it.

9c crushed berries (blueberry/blackberry) + 6c of sugar
bring to a boil and cook to the gelling point.  Ladle into jars and process
15 minutes in a boiling water canner.

Habanero, Banana, & Jalapeno Peppers
(Pickle in 6c vinegar, 3 garlic cloves, and 2c water.  Bring to a boil, then ladle
over peppers packed into jars.  Process 10 min in a boiling water canner)

Finished product (every jar sealed!  Sorry the pic is so dark, the shades
were drawn and the air conditioning was cranking)


  1. wow, i envy your canning skills! The berries look delicious!!!!

  2. thanks! the berries were so sweet and delicious...i probably ate as many as i canned!

  3. beautiful! you're going to be my guru as i get started in the wonderful world of canning!