Canning Bug

Seems the canning bug has started early here at TSB and I thought I would show the product of my efforts from the past few days. I have a friend who makes the best salsa ever and she was gracious enough to share her recipe with me a couple of years ago. I have since tweaked it a bit to include a hint of cilantro and my family just cannot get enough of it.

The smaller jars are a concoction I made from blueberry tea and grape juice. I do not normally make jelly, as I have been afraid of it in the past. I am not certain if it is the skimming, or the worry over the jelly not setting properly, or if it is that I prefer a great fruit filled jam or butter instead.

2 thoughts on “Canning Bug

  1. Oh, awesome! I bought a fancy canner this year and am ready to start but I’m scared! I’ve made pickles before but this will be the first time trying to get bottles sealed. Wish me luck, pro!

  2. You are too funny! I have a pressure canner, similiar to yours, that has sat in its box for…ummmm….5? 6? 8? years…just because I am afraid of it. One of my goals for this year is to make great use of my canner. I don’t think my garden will produce enough on its own, so I hope to purchase from a couple of different farms nearby.
    These jars were all water bathed.
    I hope to make another batch of tea jelly today…earl grey bergamot and I am a bit nervous.

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