Tag: dried fruit

Christmas Stollen

Filed in breads, Real Food by on December 22, 2020 0 Comments
Christmas Stollen

German stollen, with an almond paste filling, is basically a bread version of light fruitcake. There’s plenty of raisins, dried fruits, and nuts, all wrapped in a slightly sweet dough.

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White Fruitcake

Filed in cakes, Real Food, Uncategorized by on December 14, 2020 0 Comments
White Fruitcake

Light and lemony, this fruit and nut cake will be welcomed by fruitcake haters and lovers alike!
It’s not too late to make fruitcake. Join me on Day Two of the 12 Days of Baking Challenge.

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Dehydrate Grapes and Make Succulent Raisins

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Dried by on September 8, 2020 0 Comments
Dehydrate Grapes and Make Succulent Raisins

Raisins are so ubiquitous that we barely notice them. But have you ever dehydrated grapes to make your own raisins? The end result is an unexpected pleasure.

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Macerated Dried Peaches

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Dehydrating 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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Time to Make Fruitcake

Filed in Baking, 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 cakes, 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 Dried, 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 10 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 Candied, 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

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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