evermine | weddings | blog

Holiday Recipe: Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce #recipe #holiday #christmas #thanksgiving #labels #canning #gift

I have never had canned, processed cranberry sauce. I've seen it slide in a can-shaped lump into a serving bowl, get mushed around, and presented beside the holiday bird, but I've never tried it. Hmmm, I wonder why? For many years I thought I just didn't like cranberry sauce. The idea of that bright red weird-looking jelly on turkey just did not appeal. Until the day I had HOMEMADE cranberry sauce. It was like my world opened up. I discovered the most delightful tartness to compliment a salty … [Read more...]

Caramelized Balsamic Figs

Balsamic Caramelized Figs from My Own Ideas blog #recipe #labels #canning

(Used in this project: Canning Labels and Heart Tags in Renaissance style.) If you could put the flavor of late summer in a jar this would be it. Fresh figs are such a delight and around for such a short period of time. When they are, I preciously collect all the most perfect little flowers (yes, the part we eat is actually an inverted flower not a fruit!) and save them for this recipe. The figs steep in the sweet balsamic liquid for a few months and by late fall, early winter, you will have … [Read more...]

How To Host A Canning Party

canning-party-4

I love August, not only because it's my birthday month (and yes I celebrate it for a full 31 days), but also because my vegetable garden starts producing ripe tomatoes, tomatillos, squash, cucumber and other home grown veggies on a daily basis. In years past, I've only planted enough to eat fresh veggies for the summer, but this year I went crazy and planted a much larger garden with the goal of doing some home-canning. Although I've watched my mom can tomatoes, peaches, and freezer jam when … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles

Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles from My Own Ideas blog #pickling #canning

I first heard about these Vietnamese daikon and carrot pickles a couple years ago while partaking in my first delicious Banh Mi sandwich experience. There was something about the sweet and sour taste, the cold, crunchy texture, and the vibrant color that stuck with me, so I decided to find a way to make these at home. I was initially interested in using these for my own homemade Banh Mi sandwiches, but now I use them for all sorts of things, including dinner salads, regular sandwiches, and on … [Read more...]

Canning & Preserve Recipes

canning-recipes

'Tis the season for garden harvesting and berry picking. We've got lots of great recipes for you to try. Start planning your pickling, preserving and vegetable canning this summer with these great recipes from the My Own Ideas team! And don't forget to order your personalized canning labels and tags to transform your jars into a unique gift this holiday season. Canning Recipes Homemade Sauerkraut Pickling Spice Blend Pickled Golden Beets Concord Grape … [Read more...]

Homemade Sauerkraut

sauerkraut-2

(Used in this project: Canning Labels in Katniss style.) Making sauerkraut - and tasting it - is an adventure. Making it is like going into the past and discovering a secret art that achieves results impossible with modern technology. Tasting it is like tasting wine - every batch is different, with its own particular complexities of flavor; and when it is good, it is very, very good. Sauerkraut is not difficult, but it takes time and careful attention to detail, just like wine, beer, and … [Read more...]

Pickling Spice Blend

pickling-spice-4

(Used in this project: Rectangle Labels in Dottie style with Medium Cellophane Bags.) Every year, just before the first garden vegetables are ready to harvest, I prepare a pickling spice blend for all my small-batch pickling. I only make a few jars of pickles per vegetable (I eat or freeze the rest), so my spices generally last through the whole summer, or until I’m ready to start making dill pickles. I use this spice blend with pickled carrots, onions, green tomatoes, etc., and I always … [Read more...]

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe from My Own Labels #canning #preserves #labels

(Used in this project: Canning Labels and Small Diamond Tags in Treasury style.) The summer sun warming fields of berries makes for only a few weeks a year where the strawberries are at the peak of sweetness. The richness of flavor may be fleeting in the fresh berries, but if you snap up a bunch you can capture it in these preserves for the rest of the year. I like to make a natural strawberry jam, with lots of berries and very little sugar so a traditional canning recipe is out of the … [Read more...]

Slow Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Ketchup

ketchup-1

(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Diamond Tags in Rustic Style.) Homemade ketchup is a recipe that shines best when made using flavorful homegrown tomatoes harvested straight from the garden. I’ve prepared it using both fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, and tomatoes I’ve skinned, de-seeded, and stored in the freezer. Both methods work to create a delicious condiment that’s perfect for warm weather picnics and barbecues. Regarding spiciness, you can make this ketchup with or without … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Pear Jam

pear-jam-4

Pears aren't a fruit I normally come by during the canning season, which is why I was so excited when my husband's aunt let us have access to her pear tree this year. I immediately knew what I wanted to make with her pears: pear-cinnamon jam from Food in Jars blog. I've had my eye on this recipe for a long time, and can safely say that it exceeds expectations. So this year, for our annual Thanksgiving gathering, I thought I'd bring a gift basket with two or three jars of the pear-cinnamon … [Read more...]