Articles & Recipes

Blackberries in Framboise
Framboise is a raspberry brandy with an irresistible aroma. It infuses these blackberries with delectable flavor, while the cinnamon and nutmeg add an enticing hint of spice. More »
Tangerine and Honey Marmalade
Tangerines, a type of mandarin orange, get their name from Tangier, a sea port of Morocco from which they were first shipped. I like to use honey tangerines in this marmalade, and I also add honey to create an interesting blend of flavors. More »
Blueberry Bonanza
This recipe uses the same blueberries to make two different products: a thick old-fashioned berry butter and a luscious silky blueberry syrup. Once the juice is extracted for the syrup, the remaining blueberry pulp is used to make a lightly spiced butter. More »
Preservation Society Fruit Cocktail
Fruit cocktail is such a beautiful idea — almost dessert in a jar — but the version we all grew up on is pretty sad. One summer, walking through the market to choose fruit for the evening’s canning class, Camilla Wynne was overwhelmed by choice and decided to make her own version. Open a jar,... More »
Canning / Preserving Tips
Just as it does in baking, higher altitude affects home canning recipes. As elevation - or altitude above sea level - increases, water boils at lower temperatures that are less effective for killing harmful spoilage microorganisms.      Heat processing directions in the Ball/... More »