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Savory Pickled Beets

In Snacks On January 31, 2016 0 Comments

I’ve added another beet recipe to my tool belt.  I was given a large box of large beets for my free community cooking class.  We discussed how popular… Read More »

Put on your hot lids and rings and process for 15 minutes

Fig Citrus Saucy Jam

In Breakfast, Snacks On September 15, 2015 0 Comments

Jam… It’s like the most difficult canning thing I make. Why? Why!?… Well, I usually don’t want to add all that darn sugar. There’s way too much in most recipes and even when I buy “lower sugar” pectin, I still don’t seem to get thick jam.

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Savory Fig Jam

In Snacks On August 11, 2015 0 Comments

Well fig harvesting time has come and gone again. It is so very quick. You either get the figs ripe and sweet and soft, or the birds do…and in a week or two, they are all gone for another year.

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Nasturtium Pesto and other edibles

In Gardening, Snacks On July 1, 2015 0 Comments

Nasturtiums are an edible trailing flower in vibrant colors of yellow, orange, and red. They grow and re-seed very well in my front yard garden, so I’ve had… Read More »

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Pickled Yellow Summer Squash

In Gardening, Snacks On October 9, 2014 0 Comments

This was an experiment last summer that ended up being our family favorite and a great discovery. Dill pickled yellow summer squash is amazing! So tasty and has… Read More »

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Pickling beans and zucchini

In Gardening, Snacks On August 2, 2014 0 Comments

Well as the saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  How about when life gives you strange mutated squash? Make PICKLES! :) I have been gardening… Read More »

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Strawberry Jam

In Gardening, Snacks On June 12, 2014 0 Comments

Oh my gosh you guys, I did it!…I switched to pectin…Holy Cow, what was I waiting for ?! This stuff works wonders. Instead of cooking the hell out… Read More »

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Making Brown Sugar at Home.

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly, Snacks On April 21, 2014 0 Comments

Well, since I made my own brown sugar, I’ve received many questions about it. Like, “what’s the difference between raw sugar and brown sugar?”  So I’ve done some… Read More »

My 4 year old drank 3 cups full!

KaleBerry Smoothie

In Snacks On March 31, 2014 0 Comments

I made this today with my first harvest of kale. It was wintered over, so a bit tough, so my options were to cook it or puree it…. Read More »

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Mixed Citrus Marmalade

In Breakfast, Snacks On February 3, 2014 2 Comments

It’s bitter. Is it too bitter? I don’t know. I have never been fond of marmalade because as a kid, it was bitter. Now that I love canning,… Read More »