Summer is so wonderful, it’s the very best time to do your grilling, smoke some foods and preserving those fresh vegetables and fruits. So take a little time to read my blog that is focusing on tasty foods from this summer. The gardens are doing wonderfully, each day is full of fresh food treasures, ready to be prepared. This summer is one of the very best for fresh foods, capturing the perfect flavors to be enjoyed.
The waxed beans are in full force this summer, so i’m trying a new way of pressure canning vegetables with electric pressure cooker. This simple set it and forget it cooker, that doesn’t heat up the kitchen. I used the cold packing technique with cut wax beans, some chopped sweet onions, adding a little canning salt and filling jar with boiling water. The whole process only takes about 45 minutes. With electric pressure cooker you just press canning button, adjusting the time for 20 minutes and it beeps when finishes cycle. Your notified by beep to release pressure and allowing the pressure to go down. This takes a few minutes and you can safely remove lid, using jar lifter remove the canned wax beans on a wire rack to cool. Be sure to listen for popping sound of the lids sealing. This pressure cooker can do 4 pints or 3 quarts at a time.￼ Making canning project simple far less heat in kitchen and plenty of time to do other tasks or just enjoying a cool beverage while electric pressure cooker does the work.
Strawberries was on sale, so it’s time to make some yummy Strawberry Riesling Jam. I cooked the jam in my Staub cast iron pot with crushed fresh strawberries, Riesling Wine and pectin for 3 to 4 minutes, then adding sugar and boiled for 1 minute. Then filling jam into sterile jars, and cooked in water bath for 10 minutes. Using a jar lifter to remove jam jars out of hot water bath and onto wire rack to cool. Allow them to cool for 8 to 12 hours. Label and date each jar, then store in a dark cool area. I use the basement because it remains fairly constant temperature all year around. Enjoy my Strawberry Riesling Jam recipe.