A natural compliment to my love of gardening is preserving some of the harvest for later use. It's always fun to see how much is put up every year so I kept records just to document it all. The right hand does not work and the left hand now has tremors. Robin cans and will get all canning items. After over 40 years of canning, which I loved, it is time to hand everything over to Robin.

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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2013

Total 5

  • 2 Sangria Wine Jelly
  • 3 White Zinfandel Wine Jelly

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2012

Total of 15

  • 5 Burgundy Wine Jelly
  • 5 Blackberry Wine Jelly
  • 5 Rose Wine Jelly
Little canning was done this year. I still can can using one hand though with some challenges involved. I still love to can. Maybe in 2013 I can do more.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2011

Total 52

  • 5 White Zinfandel Wine Jelly
  • 4 Spiced Pineapple Jam
  • 8 Amaretto Peach Jam
  • 4 Onion Relish
  • 3 Cranberry Mango Chutney
  • 8 Cantaloupe-Peach Jam
  • 7 Corn & Pepper Relish
  • 5 Sangria Wine Jelly
  • 4 Pineapple Jam with Xylitol
  • 4 Spiced Caramel Pear Jam
Not as much canning this year as my right hand tremors give me many challenges. I still made enough to eat and share with others. I love to can and hope to do more next year.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2010

Another year of canning and I still love to can. This year I canned 102 jars of various items. Here is a list of items I canned:

  • Wine Jelly: Concord Grape, Elderberry, Cherry, Zinfandel and Blackberry.
  • Chutneys: Peach, Apple and My Mom's.
  • Jelly, Jam or Preserves: Lemon Mint, Apple, Pineapple/Kiwi, Peach and Peach Cobbler.
  • Relishes: Beet, Carrot, Corn & Pepper and Cranberry.
  • Pickles: Maraschino Watermelon Rind and Okra.
  • Vegetables: Tomatoes.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2009

For the year of 2009 I canned 251 jars of various items. I continue to love to can, trying new items as well doing many of the same recipes.

The items I did this year are:

Blackberry Wine & Sangria Wine Jellies, Pineapple Kiwi, & Amaretto Peach Jams, Apple Sauce, & Apple Nutmeg Conserve, Spiced Peach Chutney, My Mom's Chutney, & Pineapple Chutney, Medium, Hot & Peach Salsas, Lime Jelly, & Honey Lemon Jelly, Spiced Pineapple & Peach Jams, Rose Wine & Zinvendal Wine Jellies, Champagne Wine, & Elderberry Wine Jellies, Creamy Peach Wine Jelly, Pickle Relish, Beet Relish, & Garden Salad, Squash Pickles, & Bread and Butter Pickles, Green Beans, & Stewed Tomatoes, Watermelon Pineapple Preserves, Pineapple, & Lemon Pineapple Jams, Sweet and Hot Corn Relish, Cranberry Relish, Watermelon Rind Relish, Concord Grape Wine Jelly.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2008

This has been a wonderful year for canning and I do love to can. I have been using Xylitol for some of the relishes and jam and they turn out wonderful. The sweetness is the same, no sugar, and I can share with my diabetic friends without a problem.

I did 230 jars of various things. These included:

  • Sangria, Zinfindal, & Rosa Wine Jelly,
  • Garden Relish, Plums, Summer Squash Pickles,
  • Blueberry Jam, Apple Raisin Marmalade,
  • Tomatoes, Blueberries, Blueberry Lime Jam,
  • Okra Pickles, Green Beans, Stewed Tomatoes,
  • Pickle Relish, Pear Relish, Corn Relish, Corn & Pepper Relish, Cranberry Relish,
  • Pineapple Jam, Pineapple & Pear Jam and Lime Jam.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2007

A good year for canning!

I canned 141 jars of food. This consisted of:

  • Apple Preserves, Lime Jelly, Pineapple Jam,
  • Okra Pickles, Stewed Tomatoes, Citrus Jelly,
  • Tomato Juice, Watermelon Jelly, Okra & Tomatoes,
  • Apple Chutney and Hot Apple Chutney.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2006

For the year 2006 I canned 92 jars of food.

These included:

  • Apple Raisin Marmalade, Apple Preserves,
  • Summer Squash Pickles, Watermelon Pickles,
  • plus Blueberry Jam with and without sugar.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2005

It was a good year for canning. I canned 129 jars of food.

These were:

  • Apple Preserve, Apple Raisin Marmalade, Strawberry Jam,
  • Grapefruit Sections, Orange Sections,
  • Blackberry Jam, Blueberry Jam,
  • Blackberry Syrup, Blueberry Syrup and Blueberry Light Syrup.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2004

This was the first year of keeping track of my canning. In 2004 I canned 180 jars of food.

This included:

  • Summer Squash Pickles, Zucchini Pickles,
  • Blueberry Jam, Blueberries in Syrup,
  • Green Beans, Stewed Tomatoes,
  • Blackberries in Syrup, Watermelon Pickles and Pickled Okra.