Tag: dried fruit

Time to Make Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on November 18, 2017 2 Comments
Time to Make Fruitcake

Are you a fruitcake hater? You will change your tune with these recipes! Fruitcake is a delight. Or maybe I should say homemade fruitcake is a delight. After all, what’s not to like? Cake – Good Nuts – Good Dried Fruit – Good Candied Fruit – Here’s where we run into trouble. Some purchased candied […]

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Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on November 2, 2016 4 Comments
Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Mini sweet-tart fruitcakes make the perfect gifts. Want to be especially popular this holiday season? Want to skip all of that “what do I buy for everyone” anxiety? Want a gift that’s easy, can be prepared this weekend, and is perfect for both your boss and your mother? I have the answer. Fruitcake. No, not […]

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Homemade Peach Granola

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 12, 2016 0 Comments
Homemade Peach Granola

Gain control over your food! Make your own healthy granola. Granola is one of those foods that should be healthy. After all, most of us were introduced to granola as a health food. But then granola became an everyday item, a victim of its own success. You know once something starts popping up on grocery […]

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How to Dry Vegetables in the Oven

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 2, 2016 2 Comments
How to Dry Vegetables in the Oven

You don’t have to set up your food dehydrator to dry small amounts of veggies. Use the much more convenient oven! January  is National Soup Month. If you, like me, enjoy a good bowl of homemade soup, you may want to make some soup mixes ahead. Soups can be frozen or canned (I will post […]

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Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

It’s easy to make homemade candied orange peel. Use it in fruitcake or dip it in chocolate for a decadent treat. If you, like me, have a great affinity for oranges, there are probably plenty of orange peels hanging out on your counter. It seems like such a waste to throw them away. Luckily it’s […]

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10 Ways to Preserve Fresh Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 18, 2015 0 Comments
10 Ways to Preserve Fresh Cherries

It’s fresh cherry season. A season that is just too short for my liking. Each year I try to figure out new ways to preserve the harvest so I can enjoy sweet cherries all year long. Here are 10 of my favorite preservation methods: 1. Freeze  – last year I picked about 60 lbs of […]

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How to Make Easy, Flavorful Candied Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 13, 2015 6 Comments
How to Make Easy, Flavorful Candied Cherries

Candied cherries have real flavor when made this quick and easy way.   Every year I make candied cherries for fruitcake season. The process is usually long (see this older post). The cherries are candied, and they don’t have that fake neon color that you see in store-bought candied cherries, but they still have absolutely […]

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Open Market in Chania, Crete

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Open Market in Chania, Crete

Even the cats are awed by the open market in Chania, Crete. We just got back from a fantastic trip to Greece. I’ll be writing more about the food over the next few weeks, but one of my favorite places was the market in Chania, Crete. As you can see, even the feral cats like […]

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Friday Round-Up: Easter Breads

Filed in Real Food by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Friday Round-Up: Easter Breads

If you spend very long on this site it becomes obvious that I like to bake bread. There’s something very primal about baking. It’s like a compulsion to follow in the footsteps of my ancestral grandmothers by baking bread. Celebration breads are are big part of this compulsion. There’s pumpkin and cranberry breads at Thanksgiving, […]

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How to Make Quince Paste

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
How to Make Quince Paste

Quince paste can easily be made at home, it just requires a strong stirring arm!   Several times over the past few months we have visited our local farmer for boxes of apricots, peaches, and apples. Each time we drove onto the farm, I kept my eye on a fairly small, unassuming tree perched on […]

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