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Do You Really Need More Stuff?

Filed in Real Food by on December 7, 2017 2 Comments
Do You Really Need More Stuff?

A Gift Guide for Those Who Have Enough Trinkets Have you ever wandered through the mall seeking a gift for your grandmother? Or for your mother-in-law who has everything? Or for your empty-nest parents who are trying to down-size? Have you been tempted to buy shiny baubles and trendy accessories? Do you convince yourself that […]

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Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

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Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Cranberries, oats, and almonds – oh my! It’s National Cranberry Day, a great time to celebrate the tart, native American fruit. I personally love all things cranberry, and usually purchase several bags of the fresh fruit to keep in the freezer all year. In honor of today however, I made these decadent Jam Bars and […]

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Sweet Cherry Ginger Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 18, 2017 5 Comments
Sweet Cherry Ginger Jam

Preserve the sweet cherry harvest to enjoy all year. If you, like me, love sweet cherries you probably try to stretch the season. For me that means purchasing as soon as they hit the stores – even at exorbitant prices, and then preserving them as the summer moves on to other stone fruits. In the […]

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Is it Jam? Is it Jelly? -The Difference Between Soft Spreads

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 7, 2017 0 Comments
Is it Jam? Is it Jelly? -The Difference Between Soft Spreads

Sweet spreads, like chocolates, come in many textures and varieties. While a box of chocolates might have nuts and jellies, cremes and caramels, in the sweet spread world we have jams and preserves, marmalades and fruit butters. Often, we resort to calling them all “jam.” But what makes a jam? Or a conserve? Or a […]

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Strawberry Mango Jam with Lime

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 6, 2017 0 Comments
Strawberry Mango Jam with Lime

If you love strawberries, you’ll want to make this quick and easy jam. Strawberries. The first real sign that summer, and summer canning, will soon be here. Fresh strawberries eaten out of hand. Fresh strawberries sliced over shortcake. Fresh strawberries added to my morning smoothie. But seldom do I turn fresh strawberries into jam. No […]

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How to Make Jams and Jellies that Your Family Will Love

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on May 9, 2017 0 Comments
How to Make Jams and Jellies that Your Family Will Love

Your quest is finally over – here are the creative jam, jelly, marmalade, and fruit butter recipes you have been seeking! Today, in the shameless promotion part of this site I offer….. Unique Jam Recipes; Timeless, Trendy and Tested Imagine your pantry shelves stocked with colorful, jewel-toned jars of sweet spreads. It’s not a fantasy, […]

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Fruit Butter Basics

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 28, 2017 0 Comments
Fruit Butter Basics

Fruit butters are so easy to make they are almost foolproof. You can be more creative with fruit butters than with jams or jellies since there is no worry about reaching the gelling point. If half way through the cooking process you decide to run an errand, you can just turn off the burner, cover […]

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Apple Kiwi Kirsch Jelly

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 21, 2017 1 Comment
Apple Kiwi Kirsch Jelly

How to make natural pectin jelly. Although I make cases of jam every year, I seldom make jelly. Jelly is made from juice and needs pectin to set. Not many fruits have enough pectin of their own and require adding boxed pectin. Boxed pectin sets up too firm for me and gives me an upset […]

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All About Marmalade

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 3, 2017 1 Comment
All About Marmalade

Cure winter’s gloomy days with sunny citrus marmalade I fell in love with marmalade when very young. Probably because it combined two of my favorite things; oranges and English culture. That’s what happens when you are a child who reads too many stories about queens getting their heads lopped off and lovesick damsels roaming the […]

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Sweet Cherry Almond Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 24, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Almond Butter

Keep your nut and chocolate spreads – Nothing beats sweet cherries combined with almonds! It’s funny how some years Mother Nature bestows us with an abun­dance of one crop or another, only to snatch it back the very next year and leave us with dregs. That has been the story of our cherry tree experiment. […]

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