can i officially change the name to all-yums?
i am truly excited about a number of the entries this month! the now ‘bottled’ delicacies lounging on our larder shelves ready to enhance fresh spring chevre & just laid eggs, chilled soups, summer cocktails, garden fresh sandwiches, barbecues & stir-fries… there are a myriad of pairings that i can imagine with this month’s entries…and so spring-summery!
here’s to every one of you that’s given it your all thus far. these were truly the challenging months. we lost a few along the way but a good many are going strong. so keep up bloggers & non, and everyone following along – spring has sprung! and when finally all those luscious fruits and veggies are screaming, “preserve me now or i’m gonna jump!” you & your canning pot will deftly rise to the rescue…
a reminder-invitation for those not yet following along on twitter at hashtag #tigresscanjam, there’s lots of good discussions & questions/answers popping up among the can jammers so check it out if you haven’t yet & are so inclined.
while i’m on the social-networking tip: i recently changed my page on facebook so if you were following along before you will need to re-fan me or i’ve lost you. if you haven’t yet & are so inclined, hop on - it’s a chronicle of all things i find delicious and inspiring around the blogosphere, and a fun & easy format to ask questions about all things pickle & jam, etc.
photo robbing peter
this month i was particularly moved by barbara of robbing peter‘s post as she confessed her initial excitement and then struggle coming up with her march entry, until finally she arrived here:
“can jam is about learning. about challenging ourselves to simply get into the kitchen once a month and can something. about devoting this time to our kitchens, our blogs and therefore ourselves. once i figured this out i knew what i was going to make. something that would be a valuable addition to my pantry. something that i would actually EAT.”
photo rufus & clementine
garlicky bread & butter onion pickles – robbing peter
…i could not have said it better myself. (and it’s your mama’s pickles even, oh happy day!)
jerked pickled onions – notes from a country girl living in the city
ya mayd dem onyuns good maan, me cyaan see! (i had to)
penang pickled garlic – the ongoing debacle
spring has sprung it’s true! …& who’s gonna be happy with their little garlic pickle platters? …you, that’s who!
pickled garlic – putting by
ok, when the time comes, let us know – are they good, or really good?
pickled green garlic – wine book girl
green garlic? in weck jars? j’adore! i can’t wait for spring in the northeast!
pickled onions & green garlic al balsamico – famingo musings
sounds like yo’ mama had a happy happy b-day – and good eats too!
pickled onions – all types of cooking and a whole lot of canning here!
she did the chippolines! ..and a solid pickling recipe here.
pickled onions for cocktails – doris and jilly cook
not a proficient pickler?? …wha? lies, all lies!
pickled pearls – the cosmic cowgirl
these are gonna drive me to drink.
pickled red onions - sustainable pantry
as a condiment with curry?? …now why didn’t i think of that!
pickled scallions – post-industrial eating
oh carol. what a morning. but they look so beautiful. and please, tell me you got to work on time!
photo plot 22
pickled shallots – seasonal menus
these little buggers sound divine. let’s hope that 6 weeks flies by!
pickled shallots – toronto tasting notes
she didn’t cry over peeled shallots, or pickled ones either – thank goodness!
pickled whole onions – rufus & clementine
i’m too impressed for words…mindful tinkering, record-keeping, waiting…what’s going on here!
sweet onion and lime pickle – put a lid on it
ya know this flavor profile is right up my alley. but when hot water bath canning it is important to take the guessing game out of the acid equation.
sweet pickled onions – laundry etc.
she found a weck! she found pickling in her heritage! maybe pickled cabbage is next …step into the light gloria!
sweet and sour pickled red onions – food in jars
aw, don’t sweat the rhubarb marisa…sweat the onions instead!
(she did – and they look mighty good!)
vinegared red onions – the local cook
they do indeed look beautiful! now about that mediterranenan salad…
jellies, jams & marmalades
basil banana pepper jelly – big black dog
this looks delicious but i think it’s more about the peppers than the onion, no?
curried onion jam – prospect: the pantry
i want this and i want it on the squash soup you made too! it sounds divine!
onion jam with pomegranate and blueberries – mock paper scissors
great, great, great! i love the middle eastern flavor profile. everyone should have a bottle of pomegranate molasses IMO.
onion garlic jam – dust bath
a mighty fine thing to do with alliums sittin’ around from last year’s garden. use ‘em up!
onion thyme jam – market life sf
a tart after my own heart…the one she made with her jam that is!
raspberry garlic jam – le jardin da ma vie
2 great tastes that taste great together…i think. do they?
red onion jelly - backyard farms
learn, learn & more learnings, about set, about ingredients…but here’s the great thing: the experiments taste so good!
red onion marmalade – thinking out loud
dd’s got a thing for onions an in her own words “yummy!” next time better stock up on those cranberries!
red onion marmalade – the wynk
love those cute teeny jars! citrus & onion, my new favorite flavor combo! you?
red onion marmalade – family & food
oh no, not a winner for you this time ’round. maybe not enough sugar?
red onion and rhubarb jam – kitchen jam
i am with you! this looks amazing – and have i ever told you – i gots rhubarb comin’ out me ears!
red onion rosemary jam – simply loving home
they look very jammy in those jars. we wanna know how it goes with the roast!
red pepper and garlic jelly – bigger than a breadbox
how ’bout with a sharp cheddar? i would not advise flipping the jar back and forth – let the jelly sit for 5 minutes first, then stir and put in jars.
onionz limone chutney – tigress in a pickle
i had a do it…this chutney’s a killer!
rhubarb fennel chutney – put up or shut up!
ooh, so indo-french! we want serving suggestions!!! (or at least i do!)
photo small measure
caramelized red onion relish – breadmaking with the bread experience
on pizza even! leave it to the good ole’ ball book to give us good ideas like that!
caramelized red onion relish – the reclusive housewife
ok, so you only had half the balsamic but i do hope you put in another type to make sure you had the acid level right. then there’s this! … crunchy pickled red onion rings
caramelized red onion relish – just the right size
with ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut on a hot dog – a holy experience!
hmm..will tofu dogs work??
caramelized red onion relish – cafe del manolo
oh, and the commandaria…i bet this is good enough to drink!
caramelized red onion relish – diggin food
you make a good point: we all love caramelized onions – why not have these in your larder? ’cause you can!
caramelized red onion relish – grow and resist
yes you are absolutely right, hot water bath canning bacon is a no no. but looks like you hit the savory bulls-eye anyway, delicious!
caramelized red onion relish – the kitchenette
ding, ding, ding! ok, this recipe is the winner. (i like that you ate it on cream cheese!)
onion apple ale relish – leena eats this blog
shoulda made more huh? ..that grilled cheese looks good!
onion relish – cafe libby
libby’s not quite sure on this one – but the source is good she says so fingers crossed it’s another winner!
orange, onion & thyme relish- small measure
when it’s time for relish, it’s thyme for this, and with a citrus twist…bravo!
red onion & pineapple relish – showfood chef
this is a relish to relish she says, and why not? she luvs her pineapple!
salsa criolla – oh, briggsy!
onions, cilantro & lime….que rico!
sweet onion & fennel relish – three clever sisters
warning: this is a recipe for someone who likes sweet red peppers!
sweet onion & fennel relish – plot 22
oh my no…hatin’ on the onions! but so glad you rose to the challenge. and you never know, look at all that pickled carrot lovin’ going on around your place now!
sweet onion relish – knit and knosh
terri goes for an old stand-by. she’ll be ready for those summer bbq’s and a whole lot more!
sweet onion relish – better gardens than home
what a great blast from the past! …see what canning can do?
photo laundry etc
balsamic onions - dawnabelles
see? where’s a goat when you need one? tomme de chevre & this…i’m there!
barbecue sauce – mother’s kitchen
very good use of your can jam time imo. small batch & test a recipe so when summer’s on you can big batch it and know you’re getting what you want!
fig & onion conserve - stetted
love the poem – i’m a big pablo fan! read her edit people ’cause that’s what we’re talkin’ bout!
garlic stuffed pickled eggplants – locally preserved
i swear i’m not playin’ favorites but…
giardiniera - married with dinner
yes, yes i get it! this may be a garden-in-a-jar, but really…it was all about you and theonions!
pepper & onion sauce – sugarcrafter
i know this is a grandma’s recipe. but the usda would not approve of the acid level…put it in the fridge.
roasted garlic syrup – the artisanry of acorn cottage
one bread’s jelly is another roast’s syrup. …ain’t nothing but semantics.
if yours isn’t up there, to find out why go here.
and certainly don’t forget to have a look at the delicious photos at in the tigress’ can jam flickr photo group. lovely!
listen up! i am particularly excited about this month’s focus!! marisa over at food in jars will be bringing it to you between now and this friday at midnight.
please note april’s entries are to be posted between sunday april 18th and friday april 23rd with midnight on friday the 23rd being the deadline.
finally, a heartfelt thanks to all that made an effort to get your entries in earlier this month – it was a big help in my heavily work-loaded march.