Canning Spruce Tip Jelly

Canning Spruce Tip Jelly

Spruce tips are the bright green new growth on the tip of spruce branches that you see in the spring. They are loaded with vitamin C and have a citrus taste. Here is how you can make a jelly out of them and water bath can it to enjoy all through the year. The new tips will harden up after spring and although they are still usable, you could even sew with them as they get very stiff, when making spruce tip jelly it is easier to get the juice from the new tips. Hitchhiking To Heaven shares the recipe for canning your own spruce tip jelly and they also tell how to make spruce tip tea so you can take advantage of the natural vitamin C in the spruce tips while they are available in spring.  You can also make Spruce Salve For Skin Irritations.  So if you have spruce trees around your area you might want to go foraging and make some spruce tip jelly this spring.

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Spruce Tip Jelly: http://hitchhikingtoheaven.com/2011/06/spruce-tip-jelly.html

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Here are a few bonus recipes using Spruce Tips:

Homebrew Spruce Beer Recipe – http://www.eckraus.com/blog/homebrew-spruce-beer-recipe

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Spruce/Fir Tip Pickles – http://foragerchef.com/sprucefir-tip-pickles/

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Spruce Shortbread – http://medcookingalaska.blogspot.com/2008/06/how-to-harvest-spruce-tips-with-recipes.html

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Spruce Lime Sorbet – http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/fir-hemlock-and-spruce-tips/

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Granite Ware 0707-1 Steel/Porcelain Water-Bath Canner with Rack, 21.5-Quart, Black

VICTORIO VKP1130 Stainless Steel Multi-Use Canner

Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, Silver

 

 

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