Canning Raspberry Jam

Cara brought some frozen raspberry that she bought direct (or pick?) from a local farm when it’s in season for canning at the Food Preservation workshop held at the Garratt Wellness Center organised by the Richmond Food Security Society.

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The raspberry jam tasted wonderful. It is tangy and sweet. These raspberry jam will be great on toast or scones.

Ingredients

  • frozen or fresh raspberry
  • sugar to taste
  • lemon juice
  • pectin

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Cara bought the liquid pectin for her jam making. Check out this link for some concern using liquid pectin.

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At the end, Karen DW (the host of this food preservation workshop) suggested that Cara try different pectin for her raspberry jam, one using liquid pectin and another no sugar pectin which so happen Karen had with her.

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Canning Crab Apple Sauce

In another food preservation workshop organised by the Richmond Food Security at Garratt Wellness Center, Arzeena brought crab apples to make crab apple sauce for canning. There was a bumper crop of crab apples at the Richmond Sharing Farm, Arzeena told me.

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The crab apple sauce is very tangy and needs quite a bit of sugar to sweeten it.

Ingredients

  • crab apples
  • sugar

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Source: Arzeena

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