Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Pioneer Woman at the Log Cabin!
Since I now have a log cabin, I have to do "pioneer things."
I am going to can the blackberries I picked last weekend and make blackberry jam at the log cabin!
Now that sounds like something one of these pioneer women pictured here would do, right??
This photo is courtesy of the Otsego Historical museum and these people once lived in my cabin town!
By the way, I learned that the method I used last year (turning the jars upside down to set) is the WRONG way and can cause botulism! Luckily all my family members made it last year without incident. In case you're curious, click here for canning tips. Want more information on blackberries? Click here.
I did purchase a pressure cooker - but after reading the threatening instructions tonight, I am returning it. I am afraid it's going to explode in my face! So I went on Amazon and purchased a water bath canner. Now that sounds a lot safer in my opinion.
Here's my new canning tool!
Now I just need to make labels for my Blackberry Jam! What to name it? The Loon's Nest Blackberry Jam seems too long...