Canning is done to preserve food.
Sand plum jelly is made by cooking the fruit until it is soft and then straining the juice. The juice is then boiled with sugar until it thickens into a jelly. Sand plum jelly is a popular spread for toast, biscuits, and pancakes. It can also be used to make pies, jams, and other desserts.
A garnish of fresh dill is ideal for this very easy pickled cucumber salad. Sprinkle chopped fresh dill just before serving.
A hint of spice gives a delightfully zesty taste to the fruit.
Great with leftover turkey or roast chicken, or to accompany a plain poached chicken.
A simple recipe for a banana and walnut preserve with a distinctive flavor to spread on toast or bread rolls.
Making jams at home is a rewarding process. This is the way to preserve the flavor of spring, canned or frozen, to bring it back later.