photo hitchhiking to heaven
i want to start this post by giving honorable mention to a lovely blogger & tenacious canner, shae from hitchhiking to heaven. shae emailed me sometime past the entry deadline for the can jam and much as i wanted to, i had to have a cut off date so i couldn’t enroll her as an official can jammer. but she has been jammin’ along with us and posting her posts during the required posting time each month. please do have a look at her scrumptious apple mint nasturtium jelly and all the cannin’ she’s been doing for the jam!
ok, i’m so excited i can’t keep quiet about it!!! the linda ziedrich of the famed the joy of pickling and more recently, the joy of jams, jellies & other sweet preserves has so graciously agreed to do an interview with me which i will be posting here next month! so stay tuned for that. and lo and behold, herbs were featured in her kitchen this month also, ok not canned, but candied. as in this lovely candied angelica!
i think this is my favorite month yet! how great it is to see people who were brand new to canning just a few short months ago gaining confidence. and experienced canners are really going for it, using the can jam as a jumping off point to experiment with new flavors, combos & techniques!
photo robbing peter
basic herb wine jelly – knit & knosh
if you ask me, everything tastes better on brie!
catmint crabapple jelly & spearmint crabapple jelly – cafe libby
definitely pretty in pink! …and some nice detail on crabapple jelly making.
grapefruit rosemary jelly – stetted
i totally vote for over vanilla ice cream!
lavender jelly with orange-pith pectin – toronto tasting notes
such science, i need to take a page outta your beaker. and the idea of lavender paste? (alla quince) amazing!
lavender wine jelly – family & food
omg! austrian wine & homegrown lavender?…speechless.
may wine jelly – mother’s kitchen
your journey’s journey take is a hoot! & your may wine experiment is inspiring!
mighty berryminty jelly – rufus & clementine
nikki’s in love & who wouldn’t be? mint & berries are the shizzle, and they match her crib! always a plus.
mint and rosemary herb jellies – prospect: the pantry
the can jam prompted you to do something you’ve been wanting to do for a long time; make ‘real’ jelly! joy!
photo diggin food
mojito jelly – robbing peter
got mint? …make this!
orange rosemary jelly – diggin food
ok, ya got the hang of jammin’ (or jellyin’) but please keep track of your kitchen tools!
rosemary-infused rhubarb jelly – sugarcrafter
one of my personal favorite jam combos – in jelly! i like it!
rosemary thyme jelly – putting by
all sourced from her garden! why, why, do i have to be in zone 5?
sherried rosemary grape juice jelly – breadmaking with the bread experience
hope floats…and so does rosemary! good learning, put the herbs in the jar first.
tarragon wine jelly – all types of cooking and a whole lot of canning here!
how very french! …i would recommend a full rolling boil in the canner though.
texas two-step jelly – cosmic cowgirl
cowgirl, i hear you with the working & the blogging & cooking & socializing…
and this looks amazing! mexican mint marigold, oh my!
thai basil pepper jelly - just the right size
this looks sooo decadent! i love thai basil! you just gave me inspiration for something with thai basil & kaffir limes! thanks!
wild violet jelly (& dandalion jelly too!) – backyard farms
victorian tea party? scones & clotted cream!? …flower jellies!! (this is all just entirely too much for moi!)
photo showfood chef
blueberry mint jam – dust bath
one hour to make it & look watcha got! …see canning can be quick too!
lavender blue jam – notes from a country girl living in the city
ooh, this sounds seductive. and something i just might need to try this summer!
peach lavender jam – bigger than a breadbox
don’t worry mimi, intuiting gel point will come…looks like you did a’right!
rosemary rhubarb jam – food in jars
aaah, the smell of it! about that bath..i must try it! oh, and the jelly? a match made in heaven imo.
rhubarb jam with lavender – mock paper scissors
one of my all-time fave flavor combos. upon finishing your post i walked right into my larder & cracked open my last jar (’09) of the same. had to.
rhubarb mint and vanilla jam – the kitchenette
carter learned that herbs can be switched for other herbs, and the rhubarb is good! see?
strawberrry ground pepper & fresh mint jam – showfood chef
ms. ferber does have a nice one here doesn’t she? is it truly minty?
strawberry mint jam – flamingo musings
she says the mint’s the star…who am i to argue? i believe it!
strawberry rhubarb jam – leena eats this blog
i do like a jam that can swing both ways. …so?
strawberry rhubarb & lavender jam – put a lid on it!
a classic with a twist. and joe is such a sweety!
photo what julia ate
sweet & savory misc
apples & rosemary – my caffeine diary
yes, you are 100% right – read the recipe first!
dilly beans – thinking out loud
tell us woodman, are dillys really a man’s best friend?
dill is the quintessentialherb of choice for pickles – glad someone did ‘em!
god awful herb mustard – market life sf
best can jam post yet. srsly.
herb citrus cordial – innbrooklyn
they can have their supersize…i wanna get cordialized.
herb infused vinegars- well preserved
pressed for time, but not for thyme (or rosemary, or chives) …why didn’t i think of this?
herbed cranberry & red current sauce - plot 22
now this sounds like it would be perfect at the thanksgiving table!
honey tarragon mustard – dawnabelles
we did it! we have a mustard right here! (i knew we’d get one!)
kumquats with mint – wine book girl
i would really, really like to see what these look like it the jars. pretty?
lemon lavender marmalade – local kitchen
i have a wall of lavender that has marmalade written all over it. you sold me, completely.
lemon verbena & thyme syrup – the reclusive housewife
it coulda been a contender…jelly that is. but hey, i like syrups, they’re useful!
pear thyme butter - locally preserved
hey, why didn’t i think of that!
photo laundry etc
roasted tangelo marmalade with rosemary – seasonal menus
couldn’t get enough of the marm could you? neither can i!
rhubarb & angelica coridalized – laundry, etc
ok i can just go home now…you’re killing me. YUM!
rosemary & pinot poached pears with vanilla & ginger - grow & resist
kudos to you for taking the whole fruit challenge. don’t get discouraged, canning takes practice!
…and you’re doing it!
saged pear butter – tigress in a jam
…more better butter!
i’ve stated here the reasons why a post might not be included in the round-up. but i’d like to brush up on it again for clarity’s sake:
1) you posted in the designated time-frame but your recipe was not a water-bath canned recipe.
2) you posted a recipe post but not in the designated time-frame.
3) you did not post a can jam post – or one that included a recipe attempt – at all by the month’s posting cut-off time.
for 1 & 2 above you will not be included in the month’s round-up post but are eligible for inclusion of future round-ups.
for 3 however, the grace period is such that if you post your recipe post by the time i post my round-up (always the wednesday early am after the friday that the recipe posts were due) you will not be included in that month’s round-up but you do not forfeit your opportunity to be included in the future round-ups. please note: if you do not post a recipe post by the time my round-up post goes up then you forfeit your inclusion in all future round-ups.
this is a way to keep things fair, honor commitment (both yours & mine) and help me to keep everything managed & organized without going cuckoo. that said, the round-up is only a small part of the jam, what matters most is what happens in your kitchen and in this great community of canners. so by all means if you are not in the round-ups, keep going & shout about it, in the comment section, on your blogs, on flickr, on twitter, on facebook. we want to hear it and we want you to be a part of it!
ahem (ok, off the soapbox now). had to.
…and on to the drumroll:
sarah from toronto tasting notes will announce the next food in focus. she has until this friday at midnight to let the jam outta the jar! …and all i can say is: oh, happy spring! finally, for all of us!
may’s entries must be posted between sunday may 16th and friday may 21st with the cut-off being friday the 21st at midnight.
happy spring & happy canning!
let’s hear how it’s going for all the non-blogging participants and anyone following along.