Keeping The Family Tradition
Making preserves has been a family tradition. Growing up in rural North Carolina during the summer meant helping the family make preserves that would be eaten and shared during the winter. In the pic above, my then 96 yr old mother-in-love (she's now 102) and 7 yr old granddaughter (who's now 14) use to help with prepping. We have improved upon some of the family favorite recipes as well as created new ones. All of the recipes receive the taste test from canning connoisseurs, (mothers, grandmothers, aunts and mothers-in-law). Our list of summer goodness in a jar includes Strawberry Jam, Peach Jam, Berry-Peachy Jam, Jalapeno Mint Jelly, Tomato Pear Chutney, Chow-Chow, Peach Habanero Jam, Watermelon Rind Pickles, Squash Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles, Cinnamon Cucumber Rings, Pickled Okra and Dilly Beans. "O Taste and See…"