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Page 8 F August 4th, 2011 !iiii!!!!i! !i! ....... Valley News .. & Views Earlier this summer, recommendations for we invited our Extension making jams and salsa, Service agents to campus freezing food, pressure- for an intensive, hands- canning vegetables and on workshop about home drying food. They, in turn, food preservation. They share the information and learned about the latest training with the residents in their counties. We divided the agents into small groups and distributed recipes for jelly and jam, salsa and several other foods. More than one group wanted to be in charge of making raspberry jam because, as a reward for their efforts, they were able to take their homemade jams and jellies home. As they prepared the various jellies and jams and then loaded the jars into boiling-water-bath canners, I thought about a call I received a few years ago. My caller was quite upset because several jars of her home-canned raspberry jam had literally flipped their lids, spewing sticky raspberry jam throughout her pantry. Before she called, she had been scrubbing the jam from her pantry walls. One of the jars popped open while we visited on the phone. She was not happy. She asked why this had happened and how to prevent it in the future. I learned that she. had used a recipe formulation that was still valid, and she was using two-piece lids, not paraffin wax, to seal the jars. This was consistent with what we We reserve the right to limit quantities Not all sale items available at all participating stores. Starting and ending dates may vary by store. Not responsible for graphic or typographical errors, SALE PRICES GOOD AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9 PHONE 701-454-3811 DRAYTON, NORTH DAKOTA HOUSe: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. / Saturday 8:00 A.a. TO 6:00 P.U. Sunday 9:15 A.a. 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However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended a boiling- water bath process for jams and jellies for many years. Since her lids had sealed, she thought she would be enjoying homemade jam in the winter. Why did this happen? If microorganisms are not deactivated by sufficient heat for the right length of time, some can produce gas in an airtight container. Some organisms can produce enough gas to blow the lids off jars. The boiling-water bath processing of jams and jellies also prevents mold growth (until the jar is opened) and ensures a tight seal. Although water-bath canning is safe for acidic foods, such as jellies and pickles, vegetables, such as beans and peas, require a pressure canning process. I advised rny caller to wear rubber gloves and use a disinfectant during the cleanup becausewewere not exactly sure what organism was responsible. I didn't hear from her in subsequent years, so I hope she didn't give up on making jellies and jams Making jams and jellies is a good entry point into home food preservation. It's fairly straightforward with a tasty end product. Typically, jams and jellies are made of fruit/juice, pectin, acid and sugar. Fruit provides the flavor and color and, in some cases, naturally provides the pectin or gelling agent. Apples are an example of a fruit naturally high in pectin, but many apple jelly recipes still require the addition of a commercial pectin product. Raspberry jam always requires the addition of pectin. You can find various types of pectin in the canning section of grocery stores or other businesses that sell home-canning supplies. Be sure to use the type of pectin called for in the recipe because you cannot substitute powdered pectin for liquid pectin. Acid also is needed for making jams and jellies. Some fruits, especially underripe ones, are naturally acidic, but some recipes call for lemon juice if the fruit is not sufficiently acidic. Sugar is found in most jams and jellies, but some low-sugar or sugar-free recipes using specialized versions of pectin are available. To learn more about making j am and jelly at home, contact your local Extension office or check out the materials on edu/pubs/preservation. html. On this site, you will find free how-to publications tided"Jellies, Jams, Spreads," "Jams and Jellies from Native (Wild) Fruits," and "Jams and Jellies from North Dakota Fruits." You also will find information about freezing food, making salsa and pickles and pressure canning low-acid foods. Fresh bread or muffins with homemade jam or jelly is hard to beat. Here's the raspberry jam recipe that was one of the hits of our workshop. Raspberry/am 5 c. raspberries and juice 7 c. sugar 1 box powdered pectin Half- fill water-bath canner with hot water; place it on the stove and let it come to a boil while preparing jam. Crush the raspberries with a potato masher. Mix the raspberries and pectin and heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Continued on Page 7 Get a Jum ) Start on Kelly's AD. Get it before the paper comes out by going to www.valle , i t