In response to a question from my hubby the other day where he wanted to know the top three things I look for when choosing an item to add to the JamBusters line, today I will explain the second part. For me I have to keep in mind that I am not some sort of Wonder Woman and that I don't have a staff of cooks in a giant kitchen manufacturing my products. This brings me to my second piece of criteria when choosing a JamBusters product. When I look at recipes I'm always considering the amount of time it's going to take to make a product. That doesn't mean I'm not afraid of a little extra work but I already have a full-time job and I don't normally get into the JamBusters kitchen until early afternoon. I look for recipes that are far from complicated. I have no problem with recipes that have a number of ingredients, but I need to be able to finish a batch of jars in a night or the very next day at the absolute most. In addition to my time restraints, working full-time and being basically a 'one-person show' I need to keep myself healthy and working until I pass out is not good for me or anyone else. I also look at the recipes and choose ones that will yield enough in a batch to make those extra hours worthwhile. I can't justify an eight hour day in the kitchen for just four jars of product but if I can make a dozen or more in five hours, then I'll consider that as a potential product. While I am truly loving what I do in my kitchen, my health should come first so I use that as my guide when it comes to the amount of work any recipe is going to require. That keeps me from overdoing it and keeps this fun and enjoyable for me. Since this is still very much a hobby in my mind, I can't allow it to become a chore as when that happens I may find myself no longer enjoying it. If you are looking for something different, stop by our storefront location at 226A Bridge Street in Princeton, British Columbia (in the Similkameen News Leader office) and pick up one of our unique jams, jellies, pickles, salsas, relishes or hot sauces.
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My name is Brenda and I like to create things that can be sealed in a jar. I try to find unique and unusual recipes that can be for jams, jellies, relishes, pickles, hot sauces and any other type of preserve. I also like to put dried items in jars such as soups, drink and cake mixes. I hope that you find my website and the blog I've added to it interesting. Thank you for visiting with me!