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Sweet Cherry Shrub Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving 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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Brown Sugar Cherry Jam

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Brown Sugar Cherry Jam

Adding brown sugar gives cherry jam a deep, caramelized flavor. It’s that time of the year again. The time when Northwest Cherry Growers send me a big box of the most beautiful cherries you have ever seen. They are almost too beautiful to eat. But I force myself. As you might imagine, it’s not much […]

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Technique Tuesday: How to Preserve with Salt

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 26, 2018 2 Comments
Technique Tuesday: How to Preserve with Salt

How to preserve whole lemons in a jar with one of the easiest preserving methods; preserving with salt Today we start a new, occasional series – Technique Tuesday. My goal is to present a new preserving technique, or a new preserving technique approach, on several Tuesdays throughout the year. We start with what has to […]

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15 Ways to Make Strawberry Jam

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15 Ways to Make Strawberry Jam

It’s fresh strawberry season, which means we can eat them out of hand, freeze them, make pie, have a fresh fruit salad, drown them in cream, or make jam – sooooo many varieties of jam. On this site: Strawberry-Mango Jam with Lime Strawberry-Raspberry Honey Syrup Over at Food in Jars: Small Batch Strawberry Balsamic Jam […]

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Strawberry-Raspberry Honey Syrup

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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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naturally sweet food in jars Book Review

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 19, 2018 0 Comments
naturally sweet food in jars Book Review

This week’s canning and preserving book review is naturally sweet food in jars. If you are interested in home food preservation, you probably are familiar with Marisa McClellan. McClellan is a cookbook author and home canning enthusiast. Her popular blog, Food in Jars, continues to be one of the best known and loved in the […]

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The Sourdough Page

Filed in Real Food by on March 9, 2018 0 Comments
The Sourdough Page

A round-up of all things sourdough: Make Your Own Sourdough Starter How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive What Happens When You Ignore Your Sourdough Starter Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters Sourdough Belgian Waffles Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies Spring Herb Sourdough Bread Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread Sourdough […]

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Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

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Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

Even we obsessive sourdough lovers sometimes end up with a starter that seems to have gone into a coma. Never fear. Here is how to revive that dead sourdough starter! Have you experienced this? We get busy and before we know it two or three weeks have gone by and no bread has been made. […]

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What Happens When You Ignore a Sourdough Starter

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What Happens When You Ignore a Sourdough Starter

Are you ignoring or neglecting your sourdough starter? Beware! This is what happened to me. Story of a Rogue Starter (Originally published on my old blog. I learned this lesson quickly, it hasn’t been repeated!) I admit, I’ve been a bit lackadaisical with my sourdough starter this winter. My kitchen is pretty cool, temperature-wise. It […]

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Chocolate Chia Pudding + Homemade Jam

Filed in Real Food by on February 13, 2018 0 Comments
Chocolate Chia Pudding + Homemade Jam

Who says healthy isn’t tasty! This chocolate pudding has all the rich flavor with none of the fattening ingredients. And no cooking required.   Chia Seeds Chia seeds aren’t just for mini-topiaries anymore. This fantastic seed is full of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. It goes in smoothies, breads and other baked goods, and […]

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