Kick up the jams: a challenge from Tigress

It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this for almost a year.  WellPreserved has taken us to unexpected places (physically and mentally), challenged us to try and do things we may not have and introduced us to many people we would not have otherwise met.  It’s been a lot of fun.

We have mentioned “Tigress’ (she’s in a pickle here and in a jam here) a few times in the past.  She has two swell blogs and tends to push preserving much beyond a simple strawberry jam.  Her blogs are a lot of fun and her results look awesome!

Tigress has offered a challenge to the preserving world – those with and without blogs.  12 batches of preserves in 12 months.  It’s a bit more complex than that – there will be a monthly seasonal ingredient, you can include other ingredients as long as the monthly spotlight is featured and so on.  All batches must be hot water bath preserving (i.e. high acid so pickles and almost any fruit).

Tigress is going to collect the posts and pics of our monthly efforts and share them through her blog.

Kick up the jams: a challenge from Tigress November

If you are new to preserving, this is a great place to start.  Hot water bathing is where almost all of us got our start (and continue to spend a lot of time).  A monthly theme can help keep your interest and you can learn from the experience of others.

For those not committing to 12 months there is still ample opportunity to learn, follow along and cheer!

What I adore about this challenge is that many of us will be using the same ingredient to create different things.  I am excited to see how many different things people do with individual ingredients and what I can learn from that.

For more info and to let her know you’ll be participating (it’s free), check out her site here.  If you do register, let us know.  It would be fun to have a few allies in this journey!


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