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I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I love to sew and create new and innovative items to share with my customers. The most popular area of my store is my Walnut Grove section which features clothing reminiscent of "Little House on the Prairie". Please take a moment to visit my store and see my latest creations. www.pattisoriginals.etsy.com

Monday, December 6, 2010


My mother-in-law has 5 large blueberry bushes and every year she shares her abundance with us.  This year my freezer was full when I brought the berries home so I pulled out my favorite canning cookbook.

I wanted to put the berries up whole so I would be able to use them in any recipe in the future.  Sure enough there were instructions in the book on canning the berries whole.

I pulled out all the jars and got them washed up.

Then I got out
the other tools I would need.

Next I sterilized the jars...

and heated the lids  and bands.

Then I cooked the berries...

heating them all the way through.

Using the funnel I slowly...

poured the berries through the funnel into the jars.

Then I had to remove the air from the jars...

and wipe the rims.

Next I attached the lid and band and returned the jars to the canner for processing.

I carefully removed the jars from the canner and set them on a cooling rack.

The next day I had 9 jars of blueberries ready to be used in any recipe that looks good.

Now to search my cookbooks for some yummy blueberry recipes.

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