Category Archives: Things in Jars

Bourbon Cherries

These are really, really strong and yet still taste amazing. The final cherry liquor made from the packing liquid is fantastic added to many cocktails or as a stand alone drink. Use really fresh cherries and a wide-mouth 24-ounce mason … Continue reading

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Basil Blackberry Jam

Here is another blackberry jam recipe. Here is the best cocktail to use it in. As always really ripe, fresh fruit makes the best jam. Go here for how to can. This makes about 6 medium sized jars. Blackberry Jam … Continue reading

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Spicy Dill and Spicy Sweet Dill Pickles

By working with a farmer at the local market I got 10 pounds of freshly picked pickling cucumbers no longer than four inches each. Time to start canning. This year I tried two dill pickle recipes, one spicy and one … Continue reading

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Strawberry Season

We were planning on skipping the farmers market this week until the morning news crews started gushing about local strawberries being in season. The news in these parts hasn’t been great lately, so cut them a little slack. Anyway, we … Continue reading

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Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are a great staple for many different Indian dishes. I also like to use them in drinks and any dish that may need a nice lemon kick. A lot of recipes call for Meyer lemons, which would be … Continue reading

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Apple Cranberry Jam

This is an easy jam to make and since both the cranberries and apples are loaded with natural pectin it cooks very quick and yields a lot. It also is a great stocking stuffer or present for a coworker. I … Continue reading

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Spicy Pepper Jam

Here is a slightly different take on pepper jam. For another way go here. This batch turned out really spicy, but the ratio of peppers can be adjusted if a milder version is desired. Always use really ripe fresh peppers … Continue reading

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Spicy Dill Pickles

This is a slightly spicy dill pickle. For a sweeter option check this one out. Next time I will use fresh dill instead of seeds. If you have it on hand then use 1 dill head per jar. The ratios … Continue reading

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Blackberry Jam with Thyme

This jam was inspired by a drink that used blackberries and thyme. (Post to come.) Remember to always use very ripe fresh fruit for any preserve. For how to can go here. Blackberry Thyme Jam 10 cups blackberries washed 2 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam with Rosemary and Balsamic

This year I decided to change up the strawberry jam recipe again by adding rosemary instead of cinnamon. To offset the flavor of the herb and increase the sweetness I added balsamic vinegar. The result turned out very good, with … Continue reading

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