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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 0 Comments
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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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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