Author Archives: anninajam

Don’t Hassle Me…I’m Local

A few years ago my husband and I moved our little family out of the city to the small town where he grew up.  It was the best decision as parents that we have ever made.  Our city neighborhood was … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear Jam

I have never liked eating fresh fruit. I don’t know why. My daughters and husband are nuts for it – we go through two bags of apples, 20 bananas and a cantaloupe every week in addition to whatever other fruit … Continue reading

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(Cheater) Raspberry Jelly

Wisconsin in spring doesn’t offer many choices for fresh fruit so sometimes “locally sourced” means “whatever was on sale at the Piggly Wiggly”.  So, as I was perusing the aisles for over priced groceries I came across this juice that … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Jam

If you live in an area with a Piggly Wiggly you are familiar with the concept of “Pig Points”.  For those of you who are not able to Shop the Pig, it’s simple.  Each week there are certain items that … Continue reading

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Award Winning Pickled Garlic

My husband has a cousin who makes the most amazing Bloody Mary you have ever tasted. At any family gathering he is dragooned almost immediately into making a batch for the family. I thought it would be fun to make … Continue reading

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Mango Lemon Jelly

I started this blog completely on a whim over my lunch hour yesterday at work.  That said, there are some projects that predate the blog and this is one of them: My local store had Mango Lemonade on sale last … Continue reading

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I’m starting this blog as a way to track my experiments in canning and preserving.  When my husband’s grandmother passed away I received her water bath canner.  At the time I didn’t know what it was and thought it was … Continue reading

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