Following the Great Summer Power Outage of 2012, I made a couple batches of Dede’s Black Razzlecherry Jam (Dede = wvhomecanner, our resident CITR preserving expert!) using sour cherries from my cherry tree and black raspberries from my pasture. (I didn’t strain to remove the seeds because seeds don’t bother me.) This is a delicious way to use up a mix of berries and cherries. (Exchange raspberries for blackberries or other berries according to what you have.) If you’ve got some berries and cherries that are begging to be put in a jar, you can find Dede’s recipe here:
I haven’t canned in a month or so. I miss canning if I don’t can for a bit! You? Or are you still waiting to get started? Wait no more!
Available today is another copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. I have this book, and love it. It has all the beginner instructions and recipes from the basic BBB, but it’s expanded to include lots of unique gourmet recipes to appeal to the advanced canner, too.
For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (July 20). This post will be updated with the winner by 10 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (July 21). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).
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UPDATE 07/21/12: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is #29, wanda1950. Email me at CITRgiveaways@yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping.
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