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Technique Tuesday: How to Make Candied Peach Bits

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Technique Tuesday: How to Make Candied Peach Bits

Turn fresh summer peaches into candied bits for later fruitcakes and other baked goods. Candying fruit is basically a process that replaces the water in fruit with sugar. Sugar keeps the fruit from spoiling, a preserving method that has been around since ancient times. Today most of us are familiar with candied fruit in one […]

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Peach Grunt

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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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Honey Peach Apricot Jam

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Honey Peach Apricot Jam

Peaches plus apricots plus honey combine for a desert-island worthy jam! What are your three desert-island foods? The three foods that you can’t live without? The three delicacies that cure a bad mood, soothe hurt feelings, and brighten your day? My desert-island foods have always been a rosy, vine-ripened tomato; dark, bittersweet chocolate; and a […]

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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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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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