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Sunday in the Kitchen at TG 12/3/23

Happy Holiday Season! We hope you are decking the halls and enjoying the mild season weather-wise, at least in Champaign/Urbana. If you are looking for new packaging ideas for all of the jams & jellies you are gifting this season, here is an idea that I discovered last week: that a Pringles can perfectly fits two 8-oz jars or four 4-oz jars! Also, that an 8 1/2" x 11" paper perfectly fits the canister, so all you have to do is create your own pattern in a Word document, stretch out the margins as far as they'll go, and you have a personalized adorable canister for your jams & jellies.

Now, of course, you can buy them from us. You know how people love Tiger Gardens jams & jellies, but wouldn't it be even more special if you made your own! It's easy to do, and there is always my online class if you need a little help :)

This weekend, we made a new creation: Raspberry-Peach-Champagne jam. A tablespoon of Gran Marnier really pops out our new flavor. Since Schnucks had raspberries on sale for 10/$10, we also made our 1st Place Raspberry Jam! We are stockpiling lots of goodies to help us get ready for the 2024 Farmer's Market Season.

We are also entering the fermenting field with Red Cabbage Sauerkraut. We are on Day 7 of that experiment. And I REALLY hope that succeeds, because I have been reading all about the huge benefits of drinking kraut juice and eating sauerkraut, and two years ago, I grew a 1st place cabbage (according to the Champaign County Fair judges). *Side note: didn't have the winner this year due to a surprise hedgehog attack. Grrrrrr. Coverage plans for 2024 ...

If there is something you would like us to make, please reply to this email, and we will put it on the list. We are always making new jams & jellies until we can get our hands on tomatoes and cucumbers, but that won't happen until early May.

Have a great holiday-filled family and friends-filled week. We wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season!

Here is our full list of products:


Apple Butter

Apple-Cranberry Butter

Apple Jelly

Blackberry-Lemon Jam

Blueberry Jam

Blueberry-Lime Jam

Candy Apple Jelly

Holiday Jam

Maple-Strawberry Dessert Sauce

Pineapple-Lemon Jam

Raspberry JellyRaspberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jelly

Strawberry-Jalapeño Jam

Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

Very-Berry Jam (cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

2 batches of Sunflower Jelly (Sunflowers from Twin Acre Farms!)

Britney Spears (Bread & Butter)

Hot Spicy Spears and Slices

Dill Spears

Dill Slices

OSU Cowboy Candy (candied jalapeños)

Timmy’s Chow-Chow Relish

Timmy’s Corn Relish

Timmy’s Pickled Okra

Squash Relish

Sweet Relish

Okie Relish (a sweet, cabbage-based relish)Zesty Zucchini Relish


Barbeque Sauce (Sweet & Saucy Streisand BarBraQ Sauce)

Mild/Medium/Hot Salsa

Thaitastic Salsa!

Red Pepper Soup

Veggie Soup

Tomato Soup

Slightly-Spicy Pizza Sauce

Zesty Zpaghetti Zauce


Sue & Tim Tiger

Tiger Gardens

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