Raspberry Ginger Ale Jam

When you go to your favorite breakfast joint and your meal comes with toast, what kind of jam do you reach for? Raspberry has always been my first choice. I love the zesty, tartness that’s sweet but not too sugary sweet like strawberries can be. If sunshine had a taste,…

Continue reading

13 Essential Summer Canning Recipes

Summer is here and for me that means it’s canning season. You can’t call yourself small town and not do a little bit of canning! It’s a thing. Cultural even! I don’t know anyone in my neck of the woods who doesn’t at least do a little jamming and pickling.…

Continue reading

Adventures in Canning: Crockpot Apple Butter

Once upon a time, there was a lovely lady in my life who I called Aunty Ruth. Aunty Ruth was my nanny circa age 1-5. She was out of this world. A kind soul with a flair for cooking, baking, canning, gardening, sewing, and Jesus. I often find myself working…

Continue reading

Adventures in Canning: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb is a grand blend. That’s all I can say. Well, no it’s not, but it’s a good start! It all began with my lovely neighbors going to New Zealand for the month of May. While they were gone they told me I could snag some rhubarb from their…

Continue reading

Adventures in Canning: Dill Pickles

How to make delicious homemade canned dill pickles. Small Town Girl Blog.

A summer of canning would not be complete with out classic dill pickles now would they? I love dill pickles. I’m one of those people who can sit around and eat them straight out of the jar and call it a meal. The salty, vinegary flavor just does it for…

Continue reading

Small Town Girl’s Favorite Finds

Welcome back to another fabulous edition of Small Town Girl’s Favorite Finds. I hope your week is going well! Here’s a little blog love for some of my absolute favorite posts from last week. I hope you enjoy. Also check out the Pinterest board for more of my favorite finds! Up…

Continue reading

Adventures in Canning: Dilly Beans

How to can delicious dilly beans. Small Town Girl Blog.

Last summer I discovered the wonderful world of canning. It’s the crafty, rewarding, and a great way to stay productive in the summer. As a teacher, I’ll admit, I get lazy and out of sync when I don’t have a schedule… Canning is on of several activities that keeps me busy…

Continue reading

Small Town Girl’s Favorite Finds

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but have had been hard pressed to find time while working. But summer is upon us and I have big plans for the blog! In this new installment, I will share my favorite posts from fellow bloggers. I follow so many…

Continue reading

Jalapeno Jelly and Great Friends

     Yesterday a couple of my girlfriends came over for some girl time and jalapeno jelly making. Jalapeno jelly may sound a bit strange but it is excellent on smoked fish, which we have in spades. We followed the recipe from “Blue Book” by the Ball canning company. I purchased some pepper…

Continue reading