Monday, April 20, 2009

Anyone feel like Canning?

As you all know we are headed into canning season here in AZ. I have made a connection with a gentleman who buys jars in bulk. Here are the prices. I need all orders and money by Monday, April 27th. I will check back with him today and post an approximate delivery date.

Golden Harvest - small mouth
1/2 Pint - $6.60
Pint - $7.25
Quart - $8.00

Ball - wide mouth
Pint - $8.00
Quart - $9.00

Please e-mail if you have any questions.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam Recipe:

4 cups of strawberry puree (I clean mine then blend them in the blender, mine is still chunky)
sugar to your taste, let sit 10 minutes
add 2/3 cup of ultra gel

ladle into jars, wipe tops and boil bath for 20 minutes

You can get ultra gel from Shars (expensive),, or someone said you can get it from Costco (not sure).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Canning Cheese

I was told that I was able to can cheese at home. I did some about 3 months ago and it is great. I tried it and it is good. I did some more on Monday so I thought I would post instructions.

Bake your wide mouth jars for 15 minutes at 245 degrees.
Melt cheese in pan and ladle into jars.
Wipe top of jars
Water bath for 45 minutes.

I will post a picture later today.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Superstition Ranch Market has Strawberries for $.50 per pound container. That is a good deal! I will be making jam and canning strawberries.
Anyone who is interested in learning to make jam feel free to e-mail me at and I will be more than willing to teach you in person or help you over the phone. I use a product called Ultragel to make my jam, I can use less sugar and no cooking.

Good Luck if you do a canning project or at the very least Happy Eating!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My wife is a geek.

Fry's Sale Today

Fry's is having a sale today from 3-11 and there are a couple things I will be purchasing.

Ground Beef: $.88 lb for 5lb chubs 73%, limit 2 (great for canning)
Nabisco Crackers: between $.63 and $.75 each, limit 4