Tag: peaches

Fruit Butter Basics

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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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Homemade Peach Granola

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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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Lightly Spiced Mixed Stone Fruit

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Lightly Spiced Mixed Stone Fruit

Combine tasty stone fruits and a bit of unusual spice for a mixed fruit treat. I was one of those kids who loved canned fruit cocktail. It seemed pretty exotic to those of us who lived in cold, remote places back in the ’60s. It also helped that as a kid I didn’t have much […]

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Spiced Peach Butter

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Spiced Peach Butter

August is National Peach Month, which means it’s time for peach muffins, peach shortcake, and spiced peach butter! It’s back to my Canbassador “duties” this week as the peaches are ripe and luscious here in the Mid-Columbia. IMHO one can never have too many ripe peaches. They are my favorite fruit of all, and that […]

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No-Pectin Jams and Preserves

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on October 23, 2015 0 Comments
No-Pectin Jams and Preserves

36 Old-Fashioned Recipes for the Modern Palate Announcing the release of our new book: No-Pectin Jams and Preserves – 36 Old-Fashioned Recipes for the Modern Palate. Some things shouldn’t be rushed; falling in love, artisan bread, and homemade sweet spreads among them. Not familiar with old-fashioned, no-pectin spreads? Then you are in for a treat. […]

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How to Can Your Own Baby Food

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How to Can Your Own Baby Food

It’s possible to can your own baby food, but just the fruit. Now that August is here, and we are smack dab in the middle of the busy canning season, you may be wondering, “can I can my own baby food?” The short answer is “yes” but there are caveats: The only SAFE home canned […]

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More Homemade Peach Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
More Homemade Peach Butter

How to make peach butter in six easy steps.   Note: This updated post was originally published on my older, Hestia’s Kitchen blog. Our Red Haven Peach tree is overladen with ripe peaches this week.  There are so many peaches that I am having trouble picking them before the very well fed neighborhood squirrel gets […]

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How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 27, 2015 0 Comments
How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

It’s easy to freeze fruit without added sugar or syrup. Individually frozen fruit pieces work well in smoothies or as kid-friendly snacks. Every year I freeze gallons and gallons of fruit. We use most of it for smoothies, but also for muffins, over pancakes, and even as snacks for the grandchildren. I NEVER freeze fruit […]

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Peachy Plum Preserves

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Peachy Plum Preserves

Late season peaches combine with tart plums in this jewel-toned preserves recipe.   Every summer, when the backyard peach trees are in full harvest mode, I make jars of peach preserves. Most years I also make plum preserves for my eldest son, since they are his favorite. This year I didn’t get to them. So […]

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Mixed Fruit in Light Honey Syrup

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mixed Fruit in Light Honey Syrup

Canning is a good way to preserve late harvest fruit. Every summer I can a few jars of mixed fruit. It’s the grown-up version of that childhood treat, fruit cocktail. Earlier this summer it was a combination of early peaches, apricots, cherries, and mango. The jars were beautiful and I look forward to savoring the […]

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