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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »