Thursday, January 24, 2013


The end of mandarin season in our area is here according to my friend Judy who has a mandarin grove and sells them.  I bought 5 pounds of mandarins from her and decided I wanted to extend the season and can them. 
 The great thing about them is the ease of peeling.
However according to all the information I gathered about canning mandarins it is the pith that makes them bitter.

 I tried to remove as much pith as I could and then proceeded to can them.  Not wanting to add any sugar I simply added hot water and put them in a water bath for 15 minutes.
In a week I plan on doing a taste test and if it is a successful operation I plan on buying some more mandarins at the farmers market to can some more.

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