Syrups and Spreads

Last Minute Cranberry-Blueberry Sauce

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on November 27, 2019 0 Comments
Last Minute Cranberry-Blueberry Sauce

Why make cranberry sauce at home? So that you will be in charge of freshness, sweetness, ingredients, and unusual flavor additions.

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Sweet Cherry Shrub Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads 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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Strawberry-Raspberry Honey Syrup

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on June 6, 2018 0 Comments
Strawberry-Raspberry Honey Syrup

Homemade strawberry raspberry honey syrup or sauce is an old-fashioned treat you won’t find on the grocery store shelves. Drizzle it over pancakes, ice cream, or pound cake. Or add to sparkling water or iced tea. It’s strawberry season which means the Farmer’s Market tempts me with flats of red, ripe, luscious berries that you […]

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Apricot Syrup Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on August 8, 2017 1 Comment
Apricot Syrup Recipe

Homemade syrups are easy to make and so full of flavor! Apricots are the bone china of the fruit world; beautiful, delicate, and perfect for any occasion. So every year I nab as many apricots as I can find during their oh so short season. If there are enough, I can them and dehydrate them, […]

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Spiced Cranberry Persimmon Sauce

Filed in Real Food, Syrups and Spreads by on November 24, 2015 1 Comment
Spiced Cranberry Persimmon Sauce

Warm spices plus tart cranberries and sweet persimmons make an unusual Thanksgiving treat. Last week I was lucky enough to snag not one, but two kinds of persimmons at the grocery store. This is the first year I can remember seeing persimmons locally, although these specific fruits were grown in California. I happily snatched up […]

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Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on September 1, 2015 1 Comment
Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Roses aren’t just beautiful, they taste good too! Turn your backyard roses into a flavored syrup. I’ve mentioned this before, but it has been a challenging garden year here in the Northwest. Drought, heat, and low irrigation water don’t add up to a lush garden. So I have been foraging a bit more than usual […]

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Quick and Easy Mango Syrup Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on March 31, 2015 4 Comments
Quick and Easy Mango Syrup Recipe

Turn ripe, luscious mangoes into syrup and enjoy all year long.     I love mangoes, but there are very few mango canning recipes out there except for chutney and salsa. The thought of tangy mango syrup on my pancakes all winter appeals to me though, so I developed this recipe from a mango sauce […]

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Winter Canning – Cranberry Orange Relish

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on February 25, 2015 5 Comments
Winter Canning – Cranberry Orange Relish

Having canning withdrawal this winter? Make some cranberry orange relish to eat all year long.   Do you have the odd bag or two of cranberries taking up space in your freezer? I certainly do. Seems like every time I visit the grocery store during the month of November, I purchase a few bags of […]

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Homemade Butternut Squash Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on November 23, 2014 1 Comment
Homemade Butternut Squash Butter

Winter squash, honey, warm spices and zesty citrus combine to make a delicious homemade butter.   As a native New Englander, I have been eating winter squash my whole life. Not many vegetables grow well in northern Maine, but winter squash seems to love the weather. Thus we grow up eating winter squash mashed with […]

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Homemade Apricot Syrup

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Syrups and Spreads by on June 25, 2013 9 Comments
Homemade Apricot Syrup

When life gives you apricots, make syrup! I started making apricot syrup almost out of desperation. One year, in my enthusiasm for all things fresh and sweet, I purchased 40 pounds of fresh apricots. Yeah. It’s a lot. Plus the temperature was in triple digits so I wasn’t going to be able to let them […]

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