Sweet Cherry Ginger Jam

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Sweet Cherry Ginger Jam

Preserve the sweet cherry harvest to enjoy all year. If you, like me, love sweet cherries you probably try to stretch the season. For me that means purchasing as soon as they hit the stores – even at exorbitant prices, and then preserving them as the summer moves on to other stone fruits. In the […]

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Sweet Cherries in Honey-Vanilla Syrup

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Sweet Cherries in Honey-Vanilla Syrup

It’s time for Washington State stone fruits again! One of the best things about living in this part of the country is summer stone fruits. Cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines – you could almost live on fresh fruit for months! So I was thrilled when the Washington State Fruit Commission asked me to be a Canbassador […]

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Spiced Apple Rings

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 28, 2016 1 Comment
Spiced Apple Rings

Nostalgic for some tasty, old-fashioned treats? Start with spiced, candied apple rings. If you grew up in the 1950’s or 60’s you may fondly remember spiced apple rings. In an age when boxed spaghetti and sauce and brightly colored Kool-Aid® (with cyclamates!) were de rigueur, spiced apple rings held a special place, served with Sunday […]

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Zucchini Relish

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 12, 2015 0 Comments
Zucchini Relish

“You can’t make relish, that’s something you buy at the store!” Words of disdain and unbelief from a young teen. Our nephew was visiting. His desired foods at age 13 were very limited. But, like most teens, he liked hot dogs. With relish. At least he liked hot dogs with relish until I broke out […]

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Quick and Easy Mango Syrup Recipe

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Quick and Easy Mango Syrup Recipe

Turn ripe, luscious mangoes into syrup and enjoy all year long.     I love mangoes, but there are very few mango canning recipes out there except for chutney and salsa. The thought of tangy mango syrup on my pancakes all winter appeals to me though, so I developed this recipe from a mango sauce […]

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Homemade Flavored Applesauce

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 29, 2014 2 Comments
Homemade Flavored Applesauce

Homemade canned applesauce just got better with the addition of mango. Have you gone shopping for applesauce lately? It comes it all kinds of flavors now, but almost all of it is full of high fructose corn syrup, additives, and preservatives. Why take something as simple and wholesome as applesauce and fill it full of […]

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