MENTORS IN JAM/PRESERVE
Found 3 Mentors.
Why I want to be mentor: Jamming is much easier than people think and everyone deserve the gift of summer-fresh strawberries slathered on a hot biscuit—even in January!
Lesson Learned: Don\'t tackle too much at once. I much prefer to can a few jars of jam each weekend than try to tackle bushels. Also, the microwave is especially helpful as is all-natural pectin, which allows you to make jams low in sugar that really showcase the flavor of the fruit.
Tip: Ask your local farmer if you can buy the bruised berries at a discount. Most will be shocked and happy to make some money on otherwise unsellable fruit.
Why I want to be mentor: Because I love to teach people how to do something that is not as popular as it once was though with the prices of produce lately, I have read that it is making a comeback.
Lesson Learned: That if you are using pectin, you MUST follow the recipe exactly!
Tip: Always pick or buy a little more fruit than you need. You can always eat any leftover.
Why I want to be mentor: Because there aren\'t many of us canners out there...
Lesson Learned: how not to create botulism. :)
Tip: Add vinegar to your water bath to make the jars sparkle.