DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

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DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe Ingredients: 5 Cups of Blackberries 7 Cups of Sugar 1 (1 3/4 ounce) pack of dry Pectin                                             Directions: 1) After carefully measuring out the blackberries, pour them […]

DIY: Making Pectin

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Pectin is a naturally occurring extract made by boiling apples. It is also the thing you add to jelly or jam to make it gel, otherwise you are just left with a fruity liquid. If you make your own jelly and jam then you probably go through a lot of pectin. If you are buying […]

Homemade Gifts

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Greetings everyone, Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about homemade gifts. I thought it would be a great topic for the holiday season.   Originally, I was resistant to the idea. I think years of watching movies and television had made me value the wrong things. It wasn’t until I actually grew mint,made […]

Making Apple Butter

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Ingredients: 8-12 apples 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/2 cup of honey 1/2 cup of water                                       Directions: Begin by rinsing apples Then core and slice the apples, but do not peel them Place the apples in a […]

Making Mint Jelly

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I made mint jelly last night from mint in my garden and thought I’d share the recipe. Mint jelly is delicious if you haven’t ever had it. My wife’s favorite dish is lamb which just happens to be 500 times better with mint jelly. Mint jelly is also good with pork or on a cracker with cream cheese.