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Renee Pottle, an freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at SeedToPantry.com. Find her professional food writing info at PenandProvisions.com.

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Jam Making Basics: – High Acid vs. Low Acid Fruits

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 16, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics: – High Acid vs. Low Acid Fruits

Making jam successfully requires 3 basic components; pectin, sugar, and acid. Since I have already covered pectin and sugar previously, today we tackle acidity.

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Jam Making Basics: – The Role of Sugar

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 9, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics: – The Role of Sugar

Learn how to make jam successfully – by understanding why sugar is integral to soft spreads. Although it seems that late spring is a long way off (as I write the east coast is getting walloped with snow and the Plains are expecting a blizzard), the early berries and fruits will be ripe soon, and […]

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Israeli Chopped Salad

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Israeli Chopped Salad

This mixed vegetable salad, also known as Middle Eastern Salad or Mediterranean Chopped Salad, is sure to make your “favorites” list!

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Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 8, 2019 0 Comments
Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

The secret ingredient in this creamsicle-like pudding? Orange or tangerine zest!

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Jam Making Basics – What is Pectin?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 5, 2019 0 Comments
Jam Making Basics – What is Pectin?

Learn how to make jam successfully – with a little help from pectin

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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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