Nourishing Jams, Jellies, Preserves and More!

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Welcome to the Nourishing Jams, Jellies, Preserves and More! Blog Hop, hosted by Pamela @ Seeds of Nutrition, Diana @ A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa, and me! This blog hop starts on Friday, August 27, 2010 and extends to next Thursday, November 2, 2010.

We are excited to see what you are doing to put up seasonal fruits using natural methods and natural sweeteners. We welcome you to share preservation methods, family stories, and family recipes. If you have an oldie-but-goodie buried somewhere in your blog, feel free to highlight it again in a new post which links to this blog hop.

If you don’t have a post ready today, please share one next week! I have heard from many people that they are eager to explore natural methods of fruit preservation. Here’s our chance — together — to pool our collected wisdom and experience. We can help others out who may be new to naturally-sweetened fruit preservation, or for someone who is in need of a little inspiration for a fruit that is begging to be put up wholesomely. So…

Share Your “Nourishing Jams, Jellies, Preservers and More!” Post – With Thumbnails!

Bloggers, make a post on your own blog, then come back here to add your post to the linky box below. If you don’t have a picture, feel free to download the picture above and upload it using the script’s prompts (it is easy). Your post will appear on all three blogs! Include a link in your blog post to this post.

Non-bloggers, share your family stories, family recipes, favorite recipes, or helpful tips right here in the comments!

Everyone, visit and comment at the linked blogs! Tweeting and Facebooking the links you like would be great, too!

If reading this via email, visit this post to see the list of linked blogs.

If you’d like to display the blog hop thumbnails in your post, feel free! Click the link above that says, “Get the code here…” and follow the instructions. This may not work on all blogs — it depends on whether your blog software allows you to input scripts.

This post may contain affiliate links. We only recommend products and services we wholeheartedly endorse. Thank you for supporting Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS with your purchases. Our family thanks you!


  1. says

    Thank you so much for hosting this BlogHop! I can not wait to read all the other participants . . .

    This week I’m submitting:

    Creole Sauce – because tomatoes ARE a fruit after all! No sugar, at all, and savory! Yum!

    My Ginger Peach Pineapple Fruit Butter – pectin free and so spicy and tasty . . . included in this post is also a link to my newest favorite cooked strawberry jam, a strawberry rhubarb vanilla fruit butter. Made with natural honey or pure cane sugar, it is a treat that I’ll be making next year too! And,

    Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Freezer Jam. My *other* strawberry jam that I love!

    I’m hoping to make some grape jelly over the next week or so from our vineyard grapes – if I finish in time, I’ll be submitting a late entry! :)

    Thank you so much for hosting!


    • says

      Sarah — Thanks for all the GREAT contributions! Your recipes are so good! I’m with you on the tomatoes. If I’d been able to get some, I might have added a tomato preserve. :) Our tomatoes are just barely in season here. Too funny how many “favorites” you have! Reminds me of the PBS series “Lark Rise to Candleford” — have you ever seen it? One of the main characters, Dorcas, says just about everything is her “one weakness.” That’s like us and good food — everything is a favorite!

  2. Toni says

    I know that this is a little late for this, but has anyone ever made banana jam? My husband brought some back from a Belize mission trip and my 4 year old loved it and is asking for it. I’d like to use natural sweetner of course.

  3. Shreela says

    I’m GUESSING I should be able to see links about jams, jellies, and preserves. But the pink box – where I’m guessing the links should be – is EMPTY. I viewed source and saw a javascript link to linkytools, checked to see if I was blocking it for some oddball reason, and I’m not. I turned off AdBlocker just in case, reloaded, it’s still an empty pink box.

    I copy the address to the linkytools script and load it; here’s everything that loaded from it:
    document.write(”) document.write(”) document.write(”) document.write(”) document.write(”) document.write(”) document.write(”)

    Hmmm, the LinkyTools home page is working though.

    • says

      Shreela — I’m sorry about this, and unfortunately I can’t do anything about it. The linky service went to a paid subscription basis and Pamela had no reason to sign up for it and therefore we lost all these links. :(

      If you search this site for ‘jams’ and ‘preserves’ you’ll at least see my contributions. You could do a similar search at Diana’s site ( and Pamela’s site (

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