Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Seeding a pomegranate is so time consuming! The payoff is great once you fill up your tasty pomegranate jelly jars. Add our Cute Pomegranate Jelly canning labels to your mason jars for the finishing touch. Adhesive peel & stick pomegranate jelly labels work on canning lids or glass mason jars. Just handwrite the date on the pomegranate jelly canning labels when you're done preserving.

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

A common pomegranate question: how do I juice this thing? It’s easy! Chop the crown off the top and score the rind down the sides. Immerse in a cool bowl of water, gently twisting & breaking apart the seeds from the white inner membrane. BTW, the seeds are called arils. The arils will sink and the membrane and rind pieces will float, so they can be easily skimmed off. Then take your newly liberated arils, place in a zip-lock bag and gently flatten with a rolling pin. Snip a tiny hole in one of the corners of the bag and pour out your fresh, life-giving pomegranate juice… straight down your gullet, if you like!

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Another way to juice a pomegranate would be to use a citrus juicer. Cut the pomegranate in half and juice it like an orange. Then just run the juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds and pith. 

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Pomegranate Jelly Canning Jar Labels

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Citrus Lime Curd Recipe from guest blogger Marisa McClellan

Guest blogger Marisa McClellan whipped up a zesty lime curd recipe just in time for citrus season. Marisa is the author of several wonderful canning books, a food writer, and canning teacher. Her website, Food In Jars, has a wealth of information, canning recipes, and product recommendations. If you're new to canning, check out Marisa's Canning 101 resources page.
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I consider this lime curd the cheapest vacation possible. For just a few dollars in ingredients and less than an hour of active work, I have a finished product that makes me feel transported to someplace tropical. Truly, after just a few tastes, the air seems to get warmer and I swear I can feel the grit of sand under my feet. Even if you don’t need a beach escape, this curd is worth trying. I like to stir it into yogurt, but if you’re searching for a more elegant application, try spreading it in a baked tart shell for a quick dessert. Top the tart with a ring of fresh raspberries if you really need to impress.

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Recipe adapted with permission from Food in Jars © 2012 by Marisa McClellan, Running Press

Zesty Lime Curd (Makes 2 cups)

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup finely grated lime zest (from about 4 limes)
  • 11/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (from 4-6 limes)
  • 6 tablespoons (85 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Directions: 

Combine the lime zest and sugar in a small bowl. Rub the zest into the sugar until it is fragrant and fully combined. Set aside.
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Set up a double boiler, add 2 inches/5 cm of water to the bottom pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Alternatively, set a heatproof mixing bowl over a medium saucepan filled with 2 inches/5 cm of water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the surface of the water. Keeping the top half of the double boiler off the stove, add the egg yolks and whole eggs to it and whisk them together. Add the zest and sugar combination and whisk in. Finally, add the lime juice and stir until blended.
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Put the double boiler back together and drop in the cubes of butter.

Switch to a rubber or silicone spatula and stir continually as the lime curd begins to cook.
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Using a candy thermometer, monitor the temperature of the curd while you stir. As it approaches 190° to 200°F/90° to 95°C, it should start to thicken. One sign of doneness is that it will coat the back of your spoon without running or dripping.

If it is slow to thicken but is approaching 210°F/100°C, remove the top portion of the double boiler and let it cool for a moment before returning to the heat for an additional minute or two of cooking. It rarely needs to go past 190° to 200°F/90° to 95°C to reach a nice thickness. It typically takes 6 to 9 minutes for a curd to cook through.

When the curd has thickened to the consistency of sour cream, it is done. Remove the top half of the double boiler and stir off the heat. During this time, it will continue to thicken a bit.

Strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a 4-cup (960 ml) measure. The straining removes both the zest (which will have imparted a great deal of flavor to the curd during cooking time) and any bits of scrambled egg. 
    Zesty Lime Curd Recipe | CanningCrafts.com
    While the USDA does say that it’s safe to can curds, I find that I prefer the texture of curds that have been frozen rather than canned. For short term storage, pour the curd into a clean container and refrigerate for up to a week. For longer storage, funnel the curd into four ounce jelly jars, label, and freeze.

    Zesty Lime Curd Recipe | CanningCrafts.com
    Note: If you prefer a curd shot through with flecks of zest, reserve half the zest at the beginning. After the curd is finished cooking and you’ve worked it through the sieve, add the reserved zest to the finished curd and stir to combine. This can be done with any of these curd recipes, but is particularly nice in the lime curd, as the green flecks gives a visual cue that you should expect the flavor of lime.

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    Lime Curd Canning Recipe provided by Marisa McClellan | CanningCrafts.com

    Want to label your citrus jars? Our lime canning labels are available for jelly, marmalade, limes, preserves, curds, and blank so you can handwrite your own text. Matching canning labels are available for lemons and oranges, oh my!
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    New Maple Syrup Labels Make Great Gifts for Maple Sugaring Hobbyists

    If you're looking for traditional, rustic, or vintage maple syrup labels, look no further! We just added 6 new CUSTOM maple syrup labels to our shop. Customs syrup labels are a perfect finishing touch for amber bottles filled with your liquid gold. Harvesting maple syrup takes a lot of time and effort, so show your maple syrup bottles off in style! Our custom maple syrup labels print with your name, color, grade, location, or saying. Custom maple syrup labels are a great gift for backyard maple sugarers and are perfect for gift giving. 

    Custom Plaid Maple Syrup Labels


    If you want a traditional maple syrup label, our custom Plaid Maple Syrup label is perfect. This syrup label features a red maple leaf with a classic red plaid background. The text above Maple Syrup can be your name. The text under it can be the color, grade, state, date tapped, other text, or left blank for handwriting.


    Custom Plaid Maple Syrup Labels

     Custom Plaid maple syrup labels



    All of our round syrup labels are sold by the sheet and available in 3 sizes. Not sure what size label you need for canning jar lids? Please see our canning jar label size chart.
    • 1.5 inch (30 labels per sheet)
    • 2 inch (20 labels per sheet) for regular mouth jar lids
    • 2.5 inch (12 labels per sheet) for wide mouth jar lids

    These are self-adhesive labels. Just peel and stick—no cutting involved! Our maple syrup labels are perfect for farmer's markets, gift giving, or for adding to maple syrup bottles in your own pantry! 

    Custom Modern Maple Syrup Labels


    Our custom Modern Maple Syrup label is sleek and stylish. Harvesting maple syrup takes a lot of effort, so show your bottles off with custom maple syrup labels. This custom maple syrup bottle label has a red maple leaf with bold red and black text. From sap, to syrup, to table!

    Custom Modern Maple Syrup Labels

    Custom Kraft Burst Maple Syrup Labels


    Our Kraft Burst custom maple syrup labels really make amber bottles POP! This rustic syrup label features a red maple leaf with bold black lines. Kraft paper labels look especially classy on amber syrup bottles. Custom maple syrup stickers are a perfect gift for home-based maple sugaring enthusiasts.

    Custom Kraft Burst Maple Syrup Labels

    Custom kraft paper maple syrup labels


    Custom Tree Tapping Maple Syrup Labels


    Want your amber maple syrup bottles to stand out? Add our Tree Tapping custom maple syrup label! This syrup label features a vintage black and white photo of a maple tree with a sap collection bucket. Your name is emphasized in the red banner, since after all, you worked your butt off in your sugar shack! 

    Custom Tree Tapping Maple Syrup Labels

    Custom Tree Tapping Maple Syrup Labels

    Custom Vintage Seal Maple Syrup Labels


    Our Vintage Seal custom maple syrup labels resemble old apothecary labels. The vintage paper background is stamped with a maple leaf and old border. This custom maple syrup label is available in red and black options. All of our syrup labels are custom printed with a name and text making them a great gift for home-based maple sugarers. 

    Custom Vintage Seal Maple Syrup Labels

    Custom Vintage Seal Maple Syrup Labels


    Black Seal Custom maple syrup labels

    Our Black Seal custom maple syrup labels look like vintage apothecary stamps. This black and white maple syrup label has a simple splash of red. There’s plenty of room to custom print a name, location, syrup color and grade around the seal design. The vintage design elements on this label give amber bottles a retro look. 

    Black Seal Custom maple syrup labels

    Black Seal Custom maple syrup labels

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Gingham Lemon & Lime Jelly, Preserves, Marmalade Canning Jar Labels

    Citrus canning season is in full force now. Lemons, limes, & oranges, oh my! Canning citrus is just the thing to bring you our of your winter funk. Add some sunshine to your citrus jars with lemon canning labels.

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon canning jar labels are available in 7 different styles. Choose from:
    • Lemon Preserves
    • Lemon Jelly
    • Lemon Marmalade
    • Lemons
    • Lemon Curd
    • Limoncello
    • Blank (so you can handwrite your own contents)
    Canning labels come with a blank date line or you can choose to have the date pre-printed. Shop our Gingham Collection for matching canning labels for other fruits and vegetables.

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    Gingham Lemon Canning Jar Labels

    We also have a matching Lime canning jar label. Add lime mason jar labels to jelly, marmalade, & more!

    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels

    Gingham Lime canning jar labels are available in 6 different styles. Choose from:
    • Lime Preserves
    • Lime Jelly
    • Lime Marmalade
    • Limes
    • Lime Curd
    • Blank (so you can handwrite your own contents)
    Canning labels come with a blank date line or you can choose to have the date pre-printed. Shop our Gingham Collection for matching canning labels for other fruits and vegetables.


    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels

    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels

    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels

    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels

    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels

    Gingham Lime Mason Jar Labels