Category Archives: bottling and canning

Finally, it’s here. Canning season.

This year’s long, wet spring has finally relinquished its hold. After a few weeks of summer weather Vancouver’s Lower Mainland is enjoying the full diversity of summer produce and the opportunity to eat something fresh other than leafy greens. I’m … Continue reading

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Off-Season Abundance

A trip through my grocery store a few months ago brought me face-to-face with a freezer special that would change the way I think about canning. Packages of frozen berries—organic, sustainably grown, heirloom variety black raspberries, to be exact—were on … Continue reading

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Epic Tomato Put It Up Day

This was the summer I learned to put up. Canning summer’s harvest, or “putting up,” is a time-honoured tradition that I have absolutely no personal history with. I reached the tipping point with it this year likely due to a … Continue reading

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Summer in a jar

It’s a balancing act, really. Keeping enough fresh food on hand to satisfy the appetite, but not so much that it spoils before you can eat it. Put summer’s bounty of berries into the mix, and you may find yourself … Continue reading

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A good vintage

My first memory of homemade wine goes back to elementary school. No, I wasn’t drinking in the schoolyard at the age of ten, but I was cracking hazelnuts while watching The Muppet Show. I don’t know if it was his … Continue reading

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