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Spirited Apricot Cherry Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 21, 2017 0 Comments
Spirited Apricot Cherry Butter

Velvety apricots + sweet cherries + Grand Marnier = tongue bliss! Sadly, today’s recipe uses the last of the fantastic cherries I received from the Washington State Fruit Commission. Once again, I have enjoyed creating new ways to use delicious sweet cherries – grown practically in my back yard! Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter is one of […]

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Small Batch Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 23, 2016 3 Comments
Small Batch Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter

You can turn velvety apricots and sweet, juicy cherries into a spirited confection – with help from your liquor cupboard. Everything Cherries Week continues here at Seed to Pantry as we celebrate fresh, sweet cherries and my “appointment” as a Washington State Fruit Commission Canbassador. What is a Canbassador? As a Canbassador my job is […]

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Fruit Butter Basics

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 28, 2017 0 Comments
Fruit Butter Basics

Fruit butters are so easy to make they are almost foolproof. You can be more creative with fruit butters than with jams or jellies since there is no worry about reaching the gelling point. If half way through the cooking process you decide to run an errand, you can just turn off the burner, cover […]

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Spiced Peach Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 10, 2016 0 Comments
Spiced Peach Butter

August is National Peach Month, which means it’s time for peach muffins, peach shortcake, and spiced peach butter! It’s back to my Canbassador “duties” this week as the peaches are ripe and luscious here in the Mid-Columbia. IMHO one can never have too many ripe peaches. They are my favorite fruit of all, and that […]

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Make and Freeze Apricot Puree Now – Use Later

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Make and Freeze Apricot Puree Now – Use Later

Overwhelmed by the fresh fruit harvest? It’s easy to make puree now and use it later. Apricots: Velvety. Tangy. Sweet. Just biting into one makes your mouth sing. The Greeks referred to apricots as “the golden egg of the sun.” Apricots are loved by people all over the world. The only drawback? The season is […]

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How to Make Apricot Paste

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 12, 2016 0 Comments
How to Make Apricot Paste

Apricot paste, a thick fruit leather-like confection, is a popular Middle Eastern treat. There is a family story that my mother ate tons of fresh apricots from the German market across the street while pregnant with me. Maybe that’s why I have always loved apricots. Fresh apricots are best, but I won’t turn down dried […]

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Sweet Cherry Almond Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 24, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Almond Butter

Keep your nut and chocolate spreads – Nothing beats sweet cherries combined with almonds! It’s funny how some years Mother Nature bestows us with an abun­dance of one crop or another, only to snatch it back the very next year and leave us with dregs. That has been the story of our cherry tree experiment. […]

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More Homemade Peach Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
More Homemade Peach Butter

How to make peach butter in six easy steps.   Note: This updated post was originally published on my older, Hestia’s Kitchen blog. Our Red Haven Peach tree is overladen with ripe peaches this week.  There are so many peaches that I am having trouble picking them before the very well fed neighborhood squirrel gets […]

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Homemade Raspberry Apricot Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Homemade Raspberry Apricot Jam

What do you get when you combine raspberries and apricots? A sweet-tart jam perfect for topping scones or biscuits!   Last week I purchased a 27 pound box of large, juicy, luscious apricots. They suffered from sun scald which affected their beauty, but not their taste. The apricots were too large, too ripe, and too […]

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Lemon-Apricot Sticky Buns

Filed in Real Food by on March 25, 2015 1 Comment
Lemon-Apricot Sticky Buns

Lemon-Apricot Sticky Buns are sweet, tart, and gooey. But they aren’t low-calorie or diabetic-friendly! A perfect once-per-year treat, maybe for Easter?   Who doesn’t love sticky buns? Their delicious gooeyness (is that a word?) brings out the child in all of us. But traditional cinnamon sticky buns seems to be a winter-time treat to me. […]

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