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Canning

The Nostalgic Library: The Canadian Living Complete Preserving Book

The Nostalgic Library: The Canadian Living Complete Preserving Book

If you’re under the impression that canning is a sweaty, steamy summer activity, you are forgiven. Most canning cookbooks concentrate on sealing away those fresh summer flavours, and rightly so. There’s nothing like a jam made from strawberries on the selfsame day they basked in […]

Crazy About Canning

Crazy About Canning

Last summer, after daydreaming about it for ever so long, I finally started canning. A monster was born. My cupboard quickly began exploding with jams. Everyone I knew was receiving preserves as gifts. And by Christmas, I was selling my jams (branded “The Life Nostalgic,” […]

How to Make Maple Cinnamon Applesauce (with icky windfalls)

How to Make Maple Cinnamon Applesauce (with icky windfalls)

I eat scabby apples. That’s what happens when you grow up on an apple orchard, like I did. You quickly learn that scab is just a cosmetic thing – it has nothing whatsoever to do with the flavour or safety of an apple. That is […]