Are Ball Canning Lids BPA Free?

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You’ve read it… Ball canning lids have BPA in them. You’ve heard that you have to use Such-and-Such canning lid because they are BPA free. And you’ve seen the bright yellow ribbon across the cheery green boxes of Ball canning jars proudly proclaiming that they are: The brand you trust … Continue reading

Rosemary French Prune Jam

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  A couple of weeks ago I came across Holistic Squid’s Rosemary Fig Jam. Now, maybe it was her beautiful pictures, the contrast of the luscious, dark purple figs with the fresh greenness of the rosemary… maybe it was her description of figs as erotic… Maybe it was just, as … Continue reading

Honey-Peach Jam

Honey Peach Jam with Pomona's Pectin // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

A couple of interesting things have happened since last jam-making season… One, my husband gave up white sugar (go him!) and dragged my unrepentant sweet tooth along with him (jerk! … I mean, thank you, honey, I really needed that loving boot to the fanny). So, early this summer, just as … Continue reading