up early this morning and started canning
Do Chua - Pickled Vietnamese Vegetables
I used this recipe. It's quite simple and makes a lot.
In addition to using in traditional vietnamese dishes, I like it on BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.
Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
recipe here - I didn't use mint for this batch of jelly and used cranberries in place of the mint. Both versions are wonderful but my mint has not fully grown back after I cut it to make plain mint jelly.
This is my favorite jelly and I typically can about 45 jars of it every year.
My list of ways that I love jalapeno jelly
Watermelon Rind Pickles
I used this recipe
sweet, crunchy, cinnamon and spicey - I haven't made these in years.
You may find me late tonight, huddled over a jar of these with a fork in my hand eating right out of the jar. You just might.
Tomato Basil Jam
4 pounds tomatoes
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups sugar
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
3 Tablespoons powdered fruit pectin for low sugar
Remove skins from tomatoes, core and finely chop. Place in large pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
Stir in lemon juice and basil, bring to boil. Add supar and pectin, bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 2 mintues.
Spoon into hot sterlized jars and process in hot bath for 10 minutes.
Makes approx. 6 half pints.
I love tomato basil jamon grilled havarti cheese sandwiches. It is also great with
grilled chicken breasts
nice topping for crostini
top on brie for a with crostini or crackers
on fresh bread
and also right out of the jar on a spoon
***a big thanks to all the nice emails of concern and well wishes about the dog bite incident