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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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Sweet Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 10, 2018 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Combine two of the season’s favorite flavors; raspberry and sweet cherry for a jewel-toned jam. Today I continue with my seasonal cherry experiments. I love to make jams that are a little different – certainly nothing you will find in the grocery store. And the Yankee in me can’t let any food go to waste. […]

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Vegetarian Stovetop Cabbage Rolls

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on July 9, 2018 0 Comments
Vegetarian Stovetop Cabbage Rolls

Make cabbage rolls without heating the oven this summer. This vegetarian version is made on the stovetop using a Dutch oven. In some regions cabbage is a fall crop. But here in the Mid-Columbia, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables are ready to harvest in early summer. I don’t grow them myself – but found this […]

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Sweet Cherry Shrub Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 5, 2018 2 Comments
Sweet Cherry Shrub Recipe

Make sweet cherry shrub – an unusual way to preserve the season’s fresh fruit. Shrubs are an old colonial drink, basically a sweetened fruit juice and vinegar concoction. Vinegar was an insurance in the days of questionable water sources. Since the acid in vinegar kills off most bugs, it was safer to drink vinegar than […]

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