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How to Keep Cool in the Kitchen While Canning

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 12, 2019 0 Comments
How to Keep Cool in the Kitchen While Canning

There is no way around it; canning the harvest is hot work. Hot work that is usually done while the outside temperature is rising. But there are a few ways to stay cool in the kitchen while canning.

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Jam Making Basics – How to Create Your Own Jam Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on June 12, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics – How to Create Your Own Jam Recipe

Is it possible to create your own jam or soft spread recipe? Can it be done safely?

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Jam Making Basics – Long Cooking Jams vs. Quick Cooking Jams

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 10, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics – Long Cooking Jams vs. Quick Cooking Jams

Which style of jam should you make – long cooking jam or quick cooking jam? Earlier Jam Making Basics posts discussed how to make successful jam and other soft spreads by exploring the roles of sugar, acid, and pectin. Today we look at different cooking styles. Do you prefer long cooking jams or quick cooking […]

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Meatless Sheet Pan Dinner with Brussels sprouts and Squash

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on January 31, 2019 0 Comments
Meatless Sheet Pan Dinner with Brussels sprouts and Squash

Meatless sheet pan dinners are a quick and easy way to put dinner on the table. New year, same old dilemma. We would prefer to eat fresh, home cooked food – almost every night! But after a full day of coaxing second graders into their seats, or attending meeting after meeting, or putting out literal […]

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Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on January 30, 2019 0 Comments
Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

Surprise your Valentine with homemade candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. As a thrifty Yankee I find it difficult to throw away perfectly good food. Leftover spinach salad gets added to frittatas, dried up cheese ends flavor soup, and even citrus wrappings are turned into sweet candied orange peel. Never had candied orange peel? […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on November 7, 2018 0 Comments
Eggplant Caponata

Think you don’t like eggplant? This tangy relish will change your mind. Try it with pita chips, on pasta, over a frittata, or eaten with a spoon!   One of my favorite fall vegetables is the much-maligned eggplant. I didn’t grow up eating eggplant, and probably you didn’t either. I used to be a Healthy […]

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Zucchini Recipe Round-up

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
Zucchini Recipe Round-up

Zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, zucchini relish – what to do with garden zucchini overload. Update: Zucchini continues to be a big part of my late summer-fall diet, and maybe yours too. This post was originally published in 2015 so it is time to update the recipes and remove old links. Even though I write it, […]

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Creamy, Cheesy, Zucchini Noodles

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on October 9, 2018 1 Comment
Creamy, Cheesy, Zucchini Noodles

Somewhere between Alfredo and mac/cheese, you won’t miss the pasta with this creamy zoodle concoction. Well, 2018 has been another year of zucchini overload (aren’t they all!). We are now embarking on week 6 of zucchini almost every night, and the garden still has a couple of behemoths waiting to be picked. Luckily, zucchini has […]

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All-Natural White Peach Applesauce

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 21, 2018 0 Comments
All-Natural White Peach Applesauce

Let the true peach and apple flavors shine through – make your own applesauce. Applesauce never goes out of style. It is loved by babies, great-grandmas, and everyone in between. But I always find the commercially made kind a bit disappointing. So much of it is full of high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. Luckily […]

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Small Batch White Peach Prosecco Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
Small Batch White Peach Prosecco Jam

Combine late summer white peaches with sparkling wine for a Bellini-type jam. Do you hang on to summer as long as possible? I sure do. Although autumn brings its own charms, I love summer, and especially love summer fruit. So, when the Washington State Fruit Commission Canbassador program asked if I would like to write […]

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