Tag: sweet cherries

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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Make Your Own Candied Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 9, 2012 15 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Cherries

Earlier this summer I wrote about dealing with the cherries from my Bing Cherry tree. I made cherry preserves. I froze cherries.  I ate lots and lots of cherries. And I candied cherries – 4 pounds altogether. Update: Looking for an even easier method to make candied cherries? See my new, updated post, Easy Flavorful […]

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How to Freeze Sweet Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 29, 2012 0 Comments
How to Freeze Sweet Cherries

  I recently finished a week of cherry overload after frantically picking the black cherry tree before the birds stripped it. When all else fails, the best way to deal with any fruit overload is to freeze it. I had no desire to follow standard freezing directions which require simple syrup. These sweet cherries were […]

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