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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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Fig Lemon Nutmeg Preserves

In Uncategorizied On August 4, 2014 0 Comments

I am delighted to say that I was welcomed to pick figs again from my neighbor’s trees. They have 4 huge king fig trees lining the alley and… 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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Eight Layer Do Si Dos Bar

In Desserts On March 15, 2014 0 Comments

This is a combination of two classic desserts; the “Christmas Crack” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars.”    This was my first experiment with girl scout cookies… 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 »

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Concord Grape JAM

In Uncategorizied On October 20, 2013 0 Comments

Step 1: Squeeze the grapes so that the insides pop out and  set the skins aside. Step 2: Cook the insides on medium heat for 20 minutes or… Read More »

Quince Jam

Quince Jam

In Uncategorizied On October 13, 2013 0 Comments

This incredible, uncommon, interesting fruit found its way into my kitchen this week. I grew up with a quince tree behind our house and yet I’d never eaten… Read More »

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Red Plum Chutney, Plum Jam, Jarred whole plums

In Uncategorizied On July 21, 2013 0 Comments

This week I scored big time! A neighbor was giving away their red plums and I got a huge box full. I guess it was around 40 pounds…. Read More »

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

In Desserts On June 20, 2013 0 Comments

If you have loads of jam in your pantry from last summer’s canning and you don’t know what to do with it all, it’s time to make thumbprint… Read More »