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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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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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Technique Tuesday: How to Can Summer Fruit at Home

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 14, 2018 0 Comments
Technique Tuesday: How to Can Summer Fruit at Home

Now is the time to can ripe summer apricots, peaches, berries and other fruit. August – when summer fruits are at their best. This week at the local Farmer’s Market I found lipstick-red strawberries, plump blueberries, sweet (not mouth-puckering) blackberries, luscious peaches of every shape and variety, Ginger Gold apples, green, pink, red, yellow, and […]

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Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 13, 2018 0 Comments
Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

Meatless Monday is a great time to tame zucchini overload and enjoy this versatile stuffed zucchini recipe. Does your backyard garden abound with zucchini? Or were you a little too tempted with all the variety at the Farmer’s Market and came home with enough zucchini to feed a small country? Me too. Actually, I can […]

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Technique Tuesday: How to Check for the Jam Setting Point

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 17, 2018 0 Comments
Technique Tuesday: How to Check for the Jam Setting Point

Don’t overcook your delicious homemade jam – count on one of these 4 methods to successfully check the jam setting point. Making jam or jelly with prepared pectin is supposed to be an easy project. Add the pectin, bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes and voila! Perfectly prepared jam. It doesn’t always work […]

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Sweet Cherry Recipes

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 13, 2018 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Recipes

Don’t know what to make with your sweet cherries? Here’s a round-up of all the sweet cherry recipes on this site. Jam and Other Soft Spreads Apricot Cherry Butter Brown Sugar Cherry Jam Cherry Almond Butter Cherry Ginger Jam Cherry-Lime Jam Sweet Cherry-Raspberry Jam   Pickled, Candied, Canned, etc. Brandied Cherries Candied Cherries Cherries in […]

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Dairy-Free Cherry Apricot Ice Cream

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 12, 2018 0 Comments
Dairy-Free Cherry Apricot Ice Cream

July combines two of my favorite things; it’s National Picnic Month and Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. The perfect time to enjoy dairy-free Cherry Apricot Ice Cream. Ice cream and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it – it doesn’t really love me. Too fatty, too sweet – tastes great on the tongue, […]

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