buy: 1 pkg. Fresh Cranberries, 1 Green or tart Apple, 1 Orange, 2 Bananas
de-stem fresh cranberries & chop lightly in food processor. Wash, Core Tart
Apple & chop in Food Processor. Peel orange and remove seeds & chop in food
processor. Peel 2 ripe bananas & mash with fork.
Pot: ADD all Chopped ingredients, a dash of Salt & a small pat of butter or
margarine (to reduce foaming) and OPTIONAL: Cinnamon and or Vanilla. ADD: 1 Cup
of Water, 2 Cups of Sugar stir together well. Bring to a boil stirring
constantly for 10 min. ADD mashed Bananas. Stir and boil gently until jam sets -
about 15 min. Yield: 7 half pints.
THIS JAM: use clean 1/2 pint jars and new lids w/bands (bands do not have to be
new, just have no rust). Place clean jars in a tall pot w/a spacer in the bottom
(wire rack) & fill with clean water & bring to a boil. Remove jars one by one
carefully & tip over to remove water back into pot or use water to fill a
container you have placed your bands & lids in so they will be hot. Place hot
jars on board where you will be filling with jam. Take hot pot to same location
& use a dipper to ladle out the jam (I use a glass 1 cup measuring cup) into the
jars filling almost to the rim. Fill all jars and take to canner pot. Wet a
clean paper towel and wipe each jar rim clean. Use tongs to remove lids & bands
and place on top of each jar screwing down just enough but not tightly. Place
each jar in the canner with jar lifter. When all jars are in the canner, water
should completely cover all of them. If not, take the hot water out of the pan
you had the lids in and add this to the pot. Put on the lid and turn the burner
on high bringing the pot to boil. When water is boiling, turn burner down to
medium high & boil for 15 min (set timer). When buzzer sounds, turn off burner
and wait 10 min then open lid carefully & set aside. Remove each jar with jar
lifter to a board or flat pan you have covered with a towel. When all jars have
been removed you can use the water to wash the jam pot & utensils used to make
the jam. DO Listen for Lids to Ping to let you know the jars have sealed. DO NOT
move jars, DO NOT tighten bands - wait at least 15 min. IF a jar did not seal
after you have waited, then you may tighten the band. If that jar still does not
seal you will have to let it cool and place it into the refrigerator. ANY JAM
NOT CANNED SHOULD BE COOLED & REFRIGERATED.
This jam will not keep on the shelf
if it is not canned because it has bananas in it. NOTE: Cranberries have lots of
seeds in case you should not be eating fruit w/seeds plus this jam has lots of
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To all of
our jam & preserve customers for the last 8/10 years - I Thank You! Since this
has always been an effort of Love rather than a profitable venture & because the
costs have risen so dramatically to purchase fruit, sugar & jars, I have decided
(with some urging from my husband) to QUIT making jam & preserves to sell.
permission, I would like to make this site about Good Healthy Food through "from
scratch" recipes to notes about my disdain for pre-packaged food & the
ingredients they contain that are harming our health.
start this off, here are 3 ingredients you should stop using, buying, look for
on pre-packaged food & drinks, etc:
Fructose Syrup - corn syrup reconfigured
Substitute by any name altho we have personally tested all the Not Sugar
products - we will only indorse one: STEVIA made by the Sugar in the Raw people
- in a green package. Altho it does have a taste, it is less noticeable than any
of the other products out there & they are all expensive. We also purchased the
actual STEVIA plant at a garden center & find the leaves very sweet. You will
need to repot it & put it inside during the winter as it is not hardy.
using these, you ask? First, MSG is a meat tenderizer - think about that a
moment.......inside your stomach & into your body, in lots of stuff including
that soup you are feeding your children so READ THE LABEL. Yes, it is supposed
to "make food taste better" which is why it is in everything. A lady decided she
was going to make a spaghetti sauce with peanut butter in it & got rave reviews
from everyone. When she went to market, MSG was put into her product by her
sponsor/manufacturer - I looked at the label. I was sad for her. She was made to
put an ingredient into her product she really didn't need & I will never buy it.
Lately, I have seen products that state on the label "no msg" so maybe someone
out there is getting the message. Again: READ THE LABEL.
Fructose Corn Syrup - used by almost every major food maker because it is
already a liquid & because it is cheaper to include in the recipe. So what's the
matter with this ingredient, you ask...? Digestion of your food requires some
fat & sugar - real sugar. This product is not real sugar. The body knows it is
not sugar & Stores it - yes I said Stores it, saves it, whatever you want to
call it, the body does not treat it like real sugar. Real Sugar is used and
passes out of the body. It helps assimilate your food to give you the best of
what you are eating. Real sugar can be found in fruit & vegetables, cane sugar,
beet sugar, bleached or unbleached or raw - it is recognized by the body. High
Fructose Corn sugar (syrup) mostly just goes to your hips so if that's what you
want keep on eating it.
Substitutes - not real sugar, made from ingredients that may be sweet or from
ingredients that have nothing to do with sugar and are actually harmful. If you
are diabetic, I recommend Splenda but with caution. I highly recommend STEVIA in the green package. It has a less bitter taste than the other brands on the market & it is made in a more pure way. I hesitate to mention the
ones that no one should be using, ever, but I will say that the particular
product I am taking about was developed by G. D. Searle Drug Company about
1978-1980 & is related to aspirin. After approval by the FDA many food producers
started using it & now it is in almost everything labeled low-sugar, diet, sugar
reduced, for diabetics including all the diet sodas out there. It has a taste
you cannot mistake - again, it is derived from aspirin - has been known to
produce nervousness, headaches, & may be (have to say this) addictive. Plus
other side effects not mentioned here. Many health professionals are suddenly
agreeing with me but this product has been on the market for 20+ years & the
damage has already been done to us & our children. This product goes by several
names - all equally bad for you.
from scratch - how hard can this really be? Believe me, it's not. I can make
spaghetti from start to finish in about 30 min using either fresh tomatoes, or
canned tomatoes, bell peppers, fresh onions, fresh celery, real garlic or garlic
powder (no salt), any meat you have left over, canned mushrooms, water & pasta.
First sauté the onions, bell pepper, celery & garlic in OLIVE OIL with a
lid on your pot. Stir several times until cooked thru but not done. Add tomatoes
& all liquid. Add you favorite spices. Let simmer with lid for 15 min on medium
- stir as needed. Add left over meat or poultry - stir. Add enough water to make
it look like soup & bring almost to a boil. Add broken up pasta (brake into 3rd
or 4ths) - your choice - about 1/2 or 1/3 of a 1 lb pkg. Simmer until pasta is
cooked - about 15 min or less with the lid on & stirring as needed. Remove from
heat, stir well & serve with your choice of shake on cheese. The best part of
this recipe is adapting it to what is in your fridge left over whether it be
corn, peas, broccoli, green beans - it doesn't matter because the taste of the
tomatoes will 'cover' the vegetables added. Tomato juice may be substituted for
part of the water as well as left over gravy, juice from cooked vegetables - you
get the idea. Add the already cooked veggies last with the mushrooms & stir in
well making sure they are completely heated thru. Any pasta for spaghetti may be
used but must be broken up & stirred in so the extra liquid you added will be
absorbed during cooking. I use my own canned tomatoes but recommend Kroger brand
or Del Monte. If you added too much water or liquid even for the pasta fix it by
adding instant potato flakes OR corn starch you have mixed with a little water
(not flour) until of desired thickness of sauce.
chops, chicken, fish coating mix - use biscuit mix or pancake mix with your
favorite spices added, dry milk & cornmeal if you have it, sugar if you want.
Wash meat/poultry/fish pieces, drop into bag & shake & bake or you can pan fry -
use olive oil. Bags: use bread bags, clear no zip bags that you can buy at
Kroger that are bread size will do - throw away when finished - easy!
remember! The refrigerator will only suspend the degeneration of food for a
limited amount of time so matter how good you try to "save" it, time is not on
your side and it will spoil. If you have the least bit of doubt that the food is
bad or has a kinda not right smell - please throw it out. Food poisoning is
soooo bad you will wish you could just die - been there several times (and it
wasn't my own food!). The rule is: take it out of the fridge, smell it, heat it
to BOILING & that will definitely tell you if it is bad or not. And do not
feed it to your pets either.
Spices: please read the ingredients before you buy. You do
not need MSG - remember it is a flavor enhancer BUT it is also a meat
tenderizer. Do you want that in your diet? There are really good spices out now
that have no salt & they also have no msg - again read the label.
BUTTER vs MARGARINE: the later takes so much effort to
produce and so many chemicals to get it to be soft that margarine is actually
NOT good for you. I have personally gone back to Real Butter. If you use less,
there will be no problems. When cooking, use butter or Olive Oil. When making
cakes, use olive oil or Canola or the Olive Oil/Canola mix. When making pie
crusts, use butter - not margarine & not lard & do not buy pre-made pie crusts
which use lard - yuck!
Times are so bad that chicken is on our menu alot. No mater
how you prepare it, make sure it is DONE all the way through to the bone and for
safety ALWAYS WASH chicken, never use utensils or countertops/cutting boards
till you have washed them after chicken. Pork is also in this category - please
wash it & scrape your pork chops with a knife & running water to get off that
stuff the cutting blade from the store left on them - not to mention that awful
Although we do not sell any jam anymore, we do still make
some jam. If you really need a recipe for any of the jams listed below, let me
know & I will send it to you.
Jams & Preserves - Varieties
1. Seedless Wild Black Raspberry Jam:
Seeded Puree, Sugar, Pectin. This is our Best Seller - you will not find this in
any store. These Black Raspberries get ripe 2 weeks before the cultivated ones
do & have a terrific deep rich flavor! This
is a concentrated Jam - a little of this goes a long way! Available in 1/2
Pints. A had a few LOW SUGAR jars but they are all sold now.
Seedless Wild Blackberry Jam:
Seeded Puree, Sugar, Fresh Lemon Juice, Pectin OR Seeded Puree & Sugar (no
pectin). This is our second best seller. It is as concentrated as the Raspberry
above. Available in 1/2 Pints. ON HAND: 0
3. Wild Black
Muscadine Grape Jam - (click on left link to see pic)
Skins separated from pulp by hand, pulp seeded, skins cooked for flavor and added back to pulp - or skins cooked & only juice added back to pulp plus Sugar. Also Available with Grape Puree, Pectin, & Sugar. If you've ever been in the woods in the fall, you probably have seen tall grape vines hanging from the trees. One, two or three very large black purple grapes hang from each stem (not a bunch). Most of the time a ladder is necessary to pick these grapes, although they will fall to the ground and keep for almost two weeks before the critters can get into them because the skins are so thick. Muscadine Jam has a very unique country flavor (do not
think it will taste like Concord - it bears no resemblance to that flavor!). Inventory Count
6. Peach Preserves: Locally Grown Peaches peeled & sliced, Orange Peel & fruit, Fresh Lemon Juice, Maraschino Cherries, Sugar. Available 1/2 Pints - Inventory Count
NONE - will be making now as peaches are available - place order.
8. Cantaloupe Preserves: Locally Grown peeled & sliced cantaloupe, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar, Cloves spice
or no spices:
NONE - will make to order while available.
9. Apricot Preserves: Fresh Apricots sliced unpeeled, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar. This product does not 'set up' well so will be slightly soupy. This jam has a fantastic sweet-tart flavor! Available 1/2 Pints. Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : none
10. Pear Honey (Preserves)/i.e.. Pear Butter - no honey used: Peeled, cored sliced Pears, Whole Fresh Orange Ground, Sugar, 1/4 tsp. Salt per batch. Available 1/2 Pints. Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : none
Pear Preserves: 2 varieties with fresh Ginger root:
12. Pear Preserves: sugar syrup of grated Ginger & Lemon peel & juice - not as gingery. Inventory Count
request we have made a batch (18 jars) of
using fresh pears & fresh pineapples & sugar. We have sold the entire batch,
however we can recommend this wonderful flavor combination if you wish us to
make some for you. Price is $6.50 per half pint jar plus shipping.
13. Peach-Pineapple Preserves: Chunky sliced peeled Peaches, Canned Crushed Pineapple & Pineapple Tidbits, Grated Peel & Juice of Orange, Sugar. Available 1/2 Pints. This is a Very Tasty Jam! Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : none
14. Peach Honey (Chunky Peach Butter)- no honey used:Peaches fine Cut and 1 Whole Orange ground, Sugar (not honey). 1/2 pints Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : none
17. Strawberry-Kiwi Preserves: Strawberries & Kiwi sliced with grated fresh Ginger & Lemon juice, Sugar, Pectin. Strawberries & Kiwis do have seeds. Wonderful flavor! Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : none
18. Tomato Preserves: Whole small Hanover Tomatoes, thin slices of Lemon, Spices, Sugar. My Own Special Recipe - marinated overnite for extra special flavor! Contains tomato seeds. 1/2 Pints Order Now. Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : none
19. Tart Cherry Jam - Tart Sour Cherries seeded, Sugar, Pectin. Inventory Count
11/18/2011 : unless we
can find tart cherries we will not be able to make this jam.
20. Cinnamon Peach Preserves: Chunky Slices of Peaches Marinated in Sugar Cinnamon & Real Vanilla Syrup, then water bathed canned. Very Special! Inventory Count
All Jams and Preserves have been Water-Bathed Canned for the recommended 15 min (USDA) and are in Regulation canning jars with new lids & Bands. All Product will keep over 2 years in sealed condition. After opening, please refrigerate Product.
Products can be made to order - please inquire with your Recipe. Cost will be determined by availability of ingredients and their cost & time to make Product.
PAYMENTS & SHIPPING: We prefer PayPal for all payments (debit/credit cards/eChecks).
When you order more than one jar of jam/preserves we will send you a Click Thru PayPal Button by HTML email or a PayPal Payment Request using your email
(your choice - please advise) which will be determined by our previous emails with you on 1) Selection, 2) Quantity, 3) Shipping Amount, 4) Shipping Method (USPS or
UPS or DHL), 5) Payment Method & Confirmation. We will also accept your personal Check or Money Order. Checks must clear bank
4 business days before I ship.
ONE 1/2 Pint is
$6.50 + $5.60 Priority Shipping & ins. = $12.10 . Will combine weights for more than one jar to quote shipping: Zipcode is Required for accurate Shipping Quotes. This also applies to Parcel Post and UPS/DHL Ground. Out of town checks will be held
4 days after receipt before I ship. Money Orders ship next day after receipt. We always email you to let you know that your funds have been received and when we will ship plus the Delivery Confirm Nbr. or UPS/DHL Tracking Nbr for you to Track. We request your return email verifying your receipt of our products. Local Richmond, VA. area Buyers omit shipping - Jam will be delivered locally. Local Checks Accepted.
Thank You for Your Continued Patronage of these HANOVER HOMEMADE products.
D. A. Jones, P. O. Box 1718, Mechanicsville, VA. 23116-1718
Hanover County, Virginia - where our nation's founding was planned by our own Patrick Henry.