Blog - Melissa K. Norris
Jul 07

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe (Canning Instructions)

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes

Homemade cherry pie filling is delicious and easy, perfect in pies, cobblers, on top of cheesecakes, ice cream, swirled into yogurt or oatmeal. Make this with fresh or frozen cherries for a treat all-year-round! While cherries can be hard to grow here in the Pacific Northwest, when rain tends to split the skin just as […]

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Jun 05

10 Things Most Organic Gardeners Forget About

By Melissa Norris | Podcast

organic squash and oregano growing in garden

Learn the 10 things most organic gardeners forget about to help you grow more food in the space you have, even if it’s not ideal full sun! Nicky and Dave Schauder are passionate about helping families grow their own food by using permaculture principals to maximize production in small spaces. With everything that is happening […]

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Jun 05

Strawberry Jam Recipe without Pectin and Low Sugar

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes , Water Bath

two jars of strawberry jam sitting on a tabletop with fresh strawberries around it.

This low sugar no pectin strawberry jam recipe is our favorite. Step by step tutorial for a homemade strawberry jam without pectin and tons of flavor. Every home needs an easy strawberry jam recipe without pectin (specifically store-bought pectin) and low sugar. Because I’m a firm believe your jam shouldn’t have more sugar than it […]

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