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Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Strawberry/Peach Jammin'

Strawberry/Peach Jam
10 cups smashed peaches
2 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
7 cups sugar
2 large packages Strawberry Jell-o

Add 10 cups smashed peaches, 2 1/2 cups chopped strawberries, and 7 cups of sugar in a large pot (at least 8 qts).  Bring to a boil.  Turn down heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add 2 large packages of Strawberry Jell-o.  Return to a boil.  Turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add to canning jars.  Process for 10 minutes.  (Add an additional 10 minutes of processing time for higher altitudes like here in Grand Junction.)

This year I tried something new.  I found a product called Tattler Reusable Canning Lids.  They are made here locally (in Fruita, CO).   They worked great and I will be able to use them year after year!  So excited about this.  :0)

Rinse Strawberries

Hull Strawberries
Slice Strawberries, then freeze until ready to use

Get Frozen strawberries ready to chop
Chop Strawberries

Yummy Peaches!
Blanch Peaches by dropping in simmering water

Then put Peaches into cold water
Slip off skin and cut out any bruises

Half Peaches and remove pits
Quarter Peaches

Cut out red from around pit
Squish Peaches

Add 10 cups of smashed Peaches into large pan (at least 8 qt)
Add 2 1/2 cups chopped Strawberries

Add 7 cups of sugar
Bring to boil and then simmer for 30 minutes

Add 2 large packages of Strawberry Jell-o
Return to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes

Funnel jam into prepared jars

I tried Tattler Reusable lids this year.

Place Rubber Ring in place

Add plastic lid then hold in place while putting on metal band fingertip tight.
Place jars in steamer or water bath canner.
Process for 10 minutes.  (An addition 10 min here for high altitude)
Tighten metal band as soon as they come out of processing.

Friday, August 5, 2011


I have been going through my pics and here is an album that I have gotten organized. There are some great photos, so check them out! :0)

Nature that I've captured

Check out link above. :0)

Starting over...

My old blog was having some issues where my pics were not visible. So I have deleted my old blog and decided to start over. I saved the journaling from my old blog, so I will incorporate some of the things from my old blog into the new one.

Sorry for any inconvenience.