Canning and Preserving

Macerated Dried Peaches

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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

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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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Honey Peach Apricot Jam

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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

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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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Technique Tuesday: How to Can Summer Fruit at Home

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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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Technique Tuesday: How to Check for the Jam Setting Point

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sweet Cherry Shrub Recipe

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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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