If you've been following some of the recent comment chatter, it's no surprise I've got home made jam on the brain.
Now, don't get me wrong.
There's nothing wrong with a classic Ball jar.
Matter of fact, let's review "Dana's Policy on Home Made Jams/Jellies."
1. Dana receives jams/jellies.
2. Dana is immensely grateful.
3. Dana devours said jam/jelly (sometimes straight out of the jar.)
Back to Ball.
Ah, the classic Ball jar.
According to balljars.net the first of fruit jar lovlies was made in 1884. Classic. Functional. Recognizable. Dependable. It's tradition.
Now, I'm not a jelly maker. (Yet.)
The only thing I've ever canned is a response.
And, I'm hoping that experienced canners...
won't tell me to "Put up or shut up!"
(I tried resisting, I really did.)
And, this is not a hint to my current supplier that her jars aren't up to snuff. (Ooh, the word "snuff" and "supplier" in the same sentence. Good thing I don't do Google Ads. That might make for some interesting reading.)
I simply offer an option. To those who appreciate a curved line. Yesterday, Ree at The Pioneer Woman mentioned that she uses the Tulip line from Weck Canning. I just thought they were stylish. And, thought I'd pass it along. They're sorta vase-like. (They also do an old-fashioned "Milkjar-like"version.)
Now, for all I know these are as commonplace as...corruption in Illinois. If so, just head over to The Pioneer Woman for some food stuff.
And, to my supplier:
Totally not a hint.
Really, honestly...don't pull my jam.
So, I'm wondering.
Do you can? Do you wish you did but haven't yet?
What is your favorite thing to can?
Anything you've tried and tried but just can't get to work?
And...why is it called "canning" and not "bottling?"
Discuss amoungst yerselves.
P.S. I've added "Honey and Jam" to my bloglist.
She's only 18 and her "Grapefruit Curd" looks amazing!