Canning Season

Crabapple Jelly

**Canning Season has officially begun**

Steamy glasses and windows, towels laid out on every surface, jars and lids scattered everywhere.  If these aren’t signs that canning season has begun, then you may have other issues to deal with.  As the leaves start to fade from bright green to pale and we enjoy relief from the summer heat, crops need to be preserved for the next couple of months.  This weeken,d Terrie went to check on our crab apple picking spot to see how the fruit wa,s and just happened to come back with 2 large reusable grocery bags full.  We weren’t planning to start canning this week, but . . . → Read More: Canning Season

Crab Apple Jelly

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I’ll admit it, I’ve got a serious problem.  I can’t stop picking when I find free fruit.  But have you ever tasted crab apple jelly?  Delish!

Noah and I went out to pick crab apples from the side of the road in East Nashville on Shelby Ave.  We spent about 2 hours picking and came home with 3 huge reusable shopping bags full.  These were the beginning of the canning bonanza Richard posted a couple of weeks ago.  I washed them all and removed the stray leaves and twigs.  Here they are washed and ready to go…

I then spent 3 or 4 . . . → Read More: Crab Apple Jelly