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The Sounds of Preserving

Check out this awesome video from CAA Member Brook Hurst Stephens of Learn to Preserve. Be sure to turn the volume up on your computer.

“The Sounds of Preserving” from Kabja Concepts on Vimeo.

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CAA Featured Photo: Restocked by jopegs1

Restocked... need a bigger one :)
Now that we’re well into the holidays, are y’all starting to use up what you put up this Summer? We hope you’ve got full cupboards to see you through the Winter. Check out this fine pantry, stocked by Peggy, aka jopegs1.

Thank you for contributing to our Flickr pool, Peggy!

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CAA Featured Photo: Sugar Plum Sauce by Melissa-Ann

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This week’s featured photo is by long-time CAA contributor, Melissa-Ann. She made a sugar plum sauce, and shares the recipe on her blog, Melissa Made. She shares lots of other photos there, too — check them out!

Thanks for sharing again, Melissa-Ann.

If you’d like to participate and have your pictures featured, please join our Canning Across America Flickr pool and submit your photos.

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CAA Featured Photo: Hot Inferno Pepper Jelly by allfourburners

Hot inferno pepper jelly
This week, we’re featuring a photo from another new contributor, allfourburners. She made Hot Inferno Pepper Jelly, adapted from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving and blogs her recipe here. Check out that blog post for information on Can Jam, which could provide some canning and preserving motivation to take you through the Winter months!

Thanks for sharing with us, allfourburners!

If you’d like to participate and have your pictures featured, please join our Canning Across America Flickr pool and submit your photos.

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CAA Featured Photo: Tomato Basil Jam by beegirl211

Tomato Basil Jam
In the US, we’re still in the thick of tomato season, and this week’s image celebrates this delightful time! Beegirl211, who writes at The Burbs and the Bees, shared her photo of her Tomato Basil Jam. Her farming friend tipped her off to this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication 2012: Canning. The jam recipe’s also available in full and online here.

Thank you, beegirl211 — we look forward to seeing more of you online!

If you’d like to participate and have your pictures featured, please join our Canning Across America Flickr pool and submit your photos.

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CAA Featured Photo: Carrot Jalapeno Relish by Erin

garden grub 37:120 :: carrot jalapeno relish
If you’ve got a bumper crop of carrots, here’s a fun idea: carrot jalapeno relish. It’s the subject of this week’s featured photo by |erin|. She found the recipe in Tart and Sweet: 101 Canning and Pickling Recipes for the Modern Kitchen, and shared a picture of her final product with our Flickr pool.

Thank you for sharing, Erin!

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CAA Featured Photo: Summer Labors by Bertha Crowley

2012.20: Summer labors
This week, we’re featuring a new contributor to our Flickr pool — Bertha Crowley. It’s her first Summer of canning, and she’s produced an amazing array of small batch jams. If you click through the image above, you can see all the kinds she’s made this year. She still plans to make “apple sauce and/or butter, more salsa, tomato sauce & pickles before produce season is over!”

Fabulous work, Bertha! Thank you for sharing with us and we look forward to seeing more.

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CAA Featured Photo: Peach Lavender Jam by Sara B Clever

Peach Lavender Jam (5 of 5)

We’re getting some great new additions to the CAA Flickr Photo pool lately! This week, we have Peach Lavender Jam from SaraBClever. Sara’s also blogged about the jam creation, over at Three Clever Sisters. Check it out for ideas on how to use those summer peaches.

Thank you for posting and sharing your pictures, Sara!

If you’d like to participate and have your pictures featured, please join our Canning Across America Flickr pool and submit your photos.

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Twitter Canning Chat: Tuesday, August 14th

Our next Twitter Canning Chat will be tomorrow:

Tuesday, August 14th
6-7pm PT/9-10pm ET
Our twitter handle: @canvolution
Hashtag: #canningchat

Please join us!

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CAA Featured Photo: Old-Fashioned Corn Cob Jelly by Sugarcrafter

Old-Fashioned Corncob Jelly

Our featured photo this week comes from Sugarcrafter, who blogs about canning and cooking projects. In her words:
“I just started my own business this year selling my jams & jellies at a couple local farmers markets. I had a fellow vendor ask me if I’ve ever tried corncob jelly, and since I had never heard of it, I just had to give it a try – I thought it was a great way to use something that would otherwise just go to waste; perfectly in the spirit of food preservation. I made mine with sweet corncobs, and it tastes a little bit like honey!”

Thank you for sharing your images and your stories with us, Sugarcrafter!

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