Tag: sweet cherries

Spirited Apricot Cherry Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 21, 2017 0 Comments
Spirited Apricot Cherry Butter

Velvety apricots + sweet cherries + Grand Marnier = tongue bliss! Sadly, today’s recipe uses the last of the fantastic cherries I received from the Washington State Fruit Commission. Once again, I have enjoyed creating new ways to use delicious sweet cherries – grown practically in my back yard! Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter is one of […]

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Lightly Spiced Mixed Stone Fruit

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 11, 2016 0 Comments
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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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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Small Batch Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 23, 2016 3 Comments
Small Batch Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter

You can turn velvety apricots and sweet, juicy cherries into a spirited confection – with help from your liquor cupboard. Everything Cherries Week continues here at Seed to Pantry as we celebrate fresh, sweet cherries and my “appointment” as a Washington State Fruit Commission Canbassador. What is a Canbassador? As a Canbassador my job is […]

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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 Dry Fruit Tutorial

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 13, 2015 1 Comment
How to Dry Fruit Tutorial

Don’t lose your dried fruit to insects or mold. Make lasting dried fruit using these 5 easy steps. There’s a little more to drying fruit than simply drying it. But…. not a lot more! If you have ever had a batch of dried fruit mold or get infected by insects, you know how frustrating it […]

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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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Sweet Cherry Spoon Sweets

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Spoon Sweets

Spoon sweets are a Greek dessert made from all kinds of fruits, nuts and even cherry tomatoes or tiny eggplants. They are traditionally served on a plate along with a glass of ice water or retsina. Sadly, I have never been to Greece and experienced this tradition first hand, although I hope to get there […]

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Theme Gardens – Plan Your Preserving Garden

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on February 7, 2013 0 Comments
Theme Gardens – Plan Your Preserving Garden

Planting a garden and harvesting its results is a wonderful ego boost. There is just something about nurturing a plant and enjoying its fruits that leads to a sense of accomplishment and self satisfaction. But I have been known to get a little carried away, and in the past have planted too much of one […]

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Homemade Cherry Almond Caramels

Filed in Real Food by on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Homemade Cherry Almond Caramels

Earlier today I wrote about making candied cherries, and noted that you end up with quite a bit of leftover syrup. The thrifty Yankee in me just could not throw that syrup away. It was thick, almost like corn syrup, and had a nice cherry flavor. What to do…..what to do. Syrup = corn syrup […]

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