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Tracy R.

Tracy's blog, Sugarcrafter, is a baking, canning, and occasional cooking blog that features from-scratch recipes using seasonal and local ingredients. Tracy also has her own side business, Sugarcrafter Sweets, making handcrafted confitures and selling them at local stores and markets. She lives in upstate NY with her husband, kitty, and golden retriever. Her current favorite confiture is blackberry jam.

October 3, 2013

Another nifty tool I use when canning is the KitchenAid Mesh Skimmer. Sometimes when I’m finishing up a batch of jam and I’m just about ready to fill my jars, there’s still quite a bit of foam on top that I’d like to skim off first. I’ve used plastic skimmers in the past, but I’ve …

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October 3, 2013

When new canners ask me for a list of supplies, one thing I always recommend is a Home Canning Kit. While not completely necessary if you have the more essential items in your kitchen already, I find that it’s a pretty inexpensive buy for something that makes my canning life a bit easier. The 5-piece …

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