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    The North Mason Coalition Canning Corps is ready, willing and able, and now we're legal too!

    I live in Seattle but spend a fair amount of time in Mason County, a picturesque, heavily wooded part of Washington State about an hour northwest of Seattle. This mostly rural county is dotted with lakes, divided by rivers & streams, and has enough saltwater inlets to keep us happily eating a variety of shellfish & seafood all year 'round.

    This past March when my husband and I attended the annual NMCCC Crab Feed fundraiser I noticed a little blurb on the paper placemats on our table, looking for people interested in a project called the Coalition Canning Corps.

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    Why I use Clearjel when making pie filling.

    Why use Clearjel instead of cornstarch?

    I did a little research online and found a few different reasons amongst regular cooks & canners.

    Here are a few reasons people say they use Clearjel instead:

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    Bread & Butter-style Pickled Jicama

    Advance warning: Cellphone photos! Some taken in a hurry, therefore blurry.

    I learned many things during my time spent in Utah, where I was being certified as a Master Food Preserver.

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