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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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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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Peach Recipes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on September 5, 2018 0 Comments
Peach Recipes

Turn your luscious peaches into year-long treats with these peach recipes. Jam and Other Soft Spreads Honey Peach Apricot Jam Spiced Peach Butter Homemade Peach Butter Peachy Plum Preserves Peach Butter Old Fashioned Peach Preserves Sunshine Fruit Butter Pickled, Canned, Candied, etc. Macerated Dried Peaches How to Make Candied Peach Bits How to Freeze Peaches […]

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Oolong Peach Kombucha

Filed in Real Food by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Oolong Peach Kombucha

Make your own kombucha at home using fresh, seasonal peaches. Once or twice a year I make a big batch of kombucha. Don’t get me wrong, I drink kombucha all year – but usually I purchase a commercial brand at the grocery store. When summer peaches are at their peak though, it’s time to make […]

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Macerated Dried Peaches

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 29, 2018 0 Comments
Macerated Dried Peaches

Macerate peaches and then dehydrate them for chewy goodness and a perfect lunchbox snack. Every summer I dehydrate a few peaches. Usually I slice, treat in lemon juice so they keep their color, and then dry till crumbly. This method works great if you want to rehydrate them at a later time to top oatmeal […]

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Technique Tuesday: How to Make Candied Peach Bits

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 28, 2018 0 Comments
Technique Tuesday: How to Make Candied Peach Bits

Turn fresh summer peaches into candied bits for later fruitcakes and other baked goods. Candying fruit is basically a process that replaces the water in fruit with sugar. Sugar keeps the fruit from spoiling, a preserving method that has been around since ancient times. Today most of us are familiar with candied fruit in one […]

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Peach Grunt

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 23, 2018 2 Comments
Peach Grunt

Marry the northeast and the northwest! Make an old-fashioned New England grunt with luscious peaches from Washington State. Baking is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. It seems a miracle that you can mix flour, sugar and various other ingredients, pop the whole thing in the oven and end up with crusty bread or chewy […]

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Honey Peach Apricot Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 22, 2018 0 Comments
Honey Peach Apricot Jam

Peaches plus apricots plus honey combine for a desert-island worthy jam! What are your three desert-island foods? The three foods that you can’t live without? The three delicacies that cure a bad mood, soothe hurt feelings, and brighten your day? My desert-island foods have always been a rosy, vine-ripened tomato; dark, bittersweet chocolate; and a […]

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Sunshine Fruit Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
Sunshine Fruit Butter

I can’t let anything go to waste, which I how I came up with this fruit butter concoction of mangoes, apricots, and peaches – sunshine fruits! August – perhaps the most perfect time of the year. Locally, instead of lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), August brings berries and late apricots and peaches. Since […]

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What to do with Preserved Lemons

Filed in Real Food by on August 15, 2018 2 Comments
What to do with Preserved Lemons

Wondering what to do with your jar of preserved lemons? Here are a few ideas to use them up – while starting a new jar! A few weeks ago, we started our new Technique Tuesday column by making Preserved Lemons in Salt. By now, your lemons should be soft and ready to use. But you […]

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