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Homemade Peach-Plum Jelly

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Homemade Peach-Plum Jelly

Late summer peaches and tart peaches combine to make a rosy-hued jelly. I have been a Canbassador for Washington state stone fruits for a few years now. Which means every summer I share a combination of old favorites and new creations, using sweet cherries and/or peaches from Washington’s agricultural Eden. Since I love making fruit […]

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Dipping in Chocolate

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Dipping in Chocolate

So now our cordials have been bathed in Kirsch: How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Soak in Kirsch And enrobed in fondant: How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Make the Fondant It’s time for the final step, dipping in chocolate. I recommend using a high-quality dark chocolate for this step. No chocolate morsels […]

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Make the Fondant

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Make the Fondant

If you love chocolate, and cherries, this is the perfect recipe for your next event. The first step when making cherry cordials is to soak the cherries in cherry brandy. You can find the directions at my previous post – How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Soak in Kirsch Next we cover them in […]

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Soak in Kirsch

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on September 6, 2019 0 Comments

In July I received some beautiful sweet cherries, courtesy of Northwest Cherry Growers and my appointment as a Canbassador. I candied some for holiday fruitcakes, and made some luscious cherry berry butter. But I also was inspired by an Instagram post to try my hand at making cherry cordials from scratch. What is a Canbassador? […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on November 7, 2018 0 Comments
Eggplant Caponata

Think you don’t like eggplant? This tangy relish will change your mind. Try it with pita chips, on pasta, over a frittata, or eaten with a spoon!   One of my favorite fall vegetables is the much-maligned eggplant. I didn’t grow up eating eggplant, and probably you didn’t either. I used to be a Healthy […]

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Zucchini Recipe Round-up

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
Zucchini Recipe Round-up

Zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, zucchini relish – what to do with garden zucchini overload. Update: Zucchini continues to be a big part of my late summer-fall diet, and maybe yours too. This post was originally published in 2015 so it is time to update the recipes and remove old links. Even though I write it, […]

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All-Natural White Peach Applesauce

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 21, 2018 0 Comments
All-Natural White Peach Applesauce

Let the true peach and apple flavors shine through – make your own applesauce. Applesauce never goes out of style. It is loved by babies, great-grandmas, and everyone in between. But I always find the commercially made kind a bit disappointing. So much of it is full of high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. Luckily […]

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Small Batch White Peach Prosecco Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
Small Batch White Peach Prosecco Jam

Combine late summer white peaches with sparkling wine for a Bellini-type jam. Do you hang on to summer as long as possible? I sure do. Although autumn brings its own charms, I love summer, and especially love summer fruit. So, when the Washington State Fruit Commission Canbassador program asked if I would like to write […]

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Macerated Dried Peaches

Filed in Canning and Preserving 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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Peach Grunt

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 23, 2018 2 Comments
Peach Grunt

Marry the northeast and the northwest! Make an old-fashioned New England grunt with luscious peaches from Washington State. Baking is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. It seems a miracle that you can mix flour, sugar and various other ingredients, pop the whole thing in the oven and end up with crusty bread or chewy […]

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