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Aug. 15, 2009 9:51 pm 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2009 6:52 pm
We're coming close to the end of this year's Jamming Obsession. I really out did myself but I'm more confident with canning with a water bath now.


Yes I know. I went overboard with the jamming the past few days. I have 36 (8oz) jelly jars and
2 tupperware containers full of JELLY!
Not sure who will receive them but I'm sure my MIL/FIL, BIL/SIL, my 2 sisters and their family, my grandma, my mom & brother, husband's friend (who gave us canned peppers last year), kidlet's piano teacher, kidlet's 2 dance teachers, kidlet's school teacher, and teacher's 2 teacher's aides will receive some. Thinking 2 jars for each family will get rid of 26 jars and would leave us with 10. My husband is in love with the Pepper Jelly so I'm sure those will go fast.
Hopefully this will be the end of the Jamming Obsession until next year. I'm not going to make any promises but I need to regain some strength for the tomatoes in my garden.
NEXT FEAR TO CONQUER: Canning with a Pressure Canner
NEXT OBSESSION: Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Tomatillos for Salsa Verde, and Canned Jalapenos

Aug. 15, 2009 10:44 pm
They all look so wonderful! I really want to try the hot pepper jelly - maybe when my peppers come on a bit stronger. Still jammin' here in PA - got my spiced peach preserves in the water bath right now. I would have done it sooner, but I was busy chopping zucchini and onions for a new relish I'm trying. I'll be right there canning tomato salsa, pickled jalapenos, and hopefully salsa verde! Happy canning!
Aug. 16, 2009 7:02 am
Way to go, Jo! All those jams and jellies will seem so nice this winter; a taste of summer past! Great job. My daughter just canned 18 quarts of tomatoes, 6 pints of salsa, and about the same number of ketchup. Bumper crop of gorgeous tomatoes. I've only supplied the jars! I opted for the easy way out this year. Love the pix. Thanks for sharing.
Aug. 16, 2009 12:40 pm
Ooooh I would love you Candy Apple Jelly, and your Grape Jelly!! If ya find you have tooo much I will gladly accept a jar or 2!!
Aug. 16, 2009 2:03 pm
WOW! I'm impressed!
Aug. 16, 2009 2:04 pm
I have a whole tree full of pears of some kind me to can...I did take a course but so far haven't given it a try!
Aug. 16, 2009 5:57 pm
While I'm at it...yep, I agree with Trishie. Would love that Candy Apply Jelly and Grape Jelly recipe!
Aug. 16, 2009 7:52 pm
Josephine, I think it's wonderful that you want to fill the people in your life with good food and give them gifts of the heart, all at the same time! Very nice!Thank you for sharing you passion for cooking and showing us you are not afraid to try new things!Patty
Aug. 20, 2009 4:24 pm
Lovely jellies! Thanks for sharing-loved the pics.
Aug. 20, 2009 6:50 pm
Oh, yes~that Candy Apple Jelly recipe. Please, please? My berries must go in the freezer for now *sigh* but I will be busy this week processing and canning!
Aug. 20, 2009 6:52 pm
OK, I'm new here. Just found the link! I can hardly wait to make my own!
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Hi. I'm JOSEPHINE aka SPITFIRE FOODIE and JOSEPHINE ? FOOD. I am a 28 year old SAHM, Army Veteran, and Military Wife. In a nutshell, I was born in the Philippines, moved to the States when I was 6, grew up, joined the Army and served as a combat medic, have moved around a lot, met husband, married, and now reside in West Virginia where my husband is stationed. I have 2 children. Josceline (6 years old) and Lindsay (3 years old). I've always worked in the medical field and was going to school for my nursing degree but that has taken the backseat until my younger daughter starts school.
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Almost anything but desserts. I believe desserts are evil and are the devil's way of making me fat! Other than that, I've been leaning towards cooking a TON of Barefoot Contessa recipes and a lot of AR recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With my kidlets, I like to cook with them. With my family growing up, we had no cooking traditions.
My cooking triumphs
Josceline's 5th Birthday Castle Cake. It was HUGE with homemade towers. It took 3 full days and most of the night. Everyone was so amazed that nobody wanted to eat it. Almond/Chocolate Bark Butterfly Cupcakes from Pam's blog. I made 60+ large butterflies that had to be "painted" so it literally took all night/morning and about 8 hours more to finish the butterflies and cupcakes.
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Tons and tons of it. The most memorable was the time I was sanitizing Josceline's baby bottles with boiling water. I fell asleep and woke up to a horrible smell.
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