The Canning Kitchen

As I opened the back door to let the boys out into the backyard tonight, I could hear the geese flying overhead. There’s a chill in the air, and a frost warning for overnight. There’s no denying fall is in the air.

The Canning Kitchen
I received this book in the mail a few weeks back and was immediately drawn to all the beautiful photos in this 240+ page soft cover book.

The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee of The Family Feed Bag has so many great recipes that I’m looking forward to trying. I’m particularly drawn to the Blueberry Orange Marmalade (pg. 94) and the Bing Cherry Barbecue Sauce (pg. 162). 

My very good friend’s Mom shared an abundance of apples with me recently and immediately I knew that Apple Butter (pg. 202) must be made. I deviated from Amy’s recipe just slightly at the start and used a food mill to process my apples. If you don’t have one of these little gadgets – get yourself one! OXO has a beautiful one, but I’ll admit I sprung for a cheaper model. Regardless, if you are processing smaller apples a food mill is an amazing time saver.

I canned 12 jars of apple butter (most of which I have already given away as gifts) and had a large bowl leftover which I used as the filling in my very favourite oatmeal bar recipe.

Oatmeal Bars

This recipe comes from the food/photography/basset blogger who got me started on blogging in the first place – Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman. Oh how I’d love to visit the ranch one day.

Do you do any canning? What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable to can?

3 thoughts on “The Canning Kitchen

  1. Michelle @ needle and nest

    Those bars look delicious! This post is so timely for me because my mom and I just today finished processing 10 pounds of strawberries for making into jam a few weeks from now. All those blended berries are sitting in my freezer, waiting for jam day. šŸ˜€

  2. Rhonda Lorch

    I’m ordering that book Trina – thanks for pointing it out. I’ve done quite a bit of preserving this year as my garden had its best year ever. And Ree Drummond has long been a fave of mine too. I PVR her show on PBS every week!

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