Category Archives: Things in Jars

Apple Butter Muffins

A coworker of Katherine’s unloaded some of her extra jam on us. It was all really tasty, but a few years old so we wanted to make sure it didn’t sit long at our house. We know from watching a … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

The pickling season is full steam ahead. I am hoping for a large batch of pickled okra, hot pepper jam and pickled peppers. Right now I am experimenting with brine ratios for the okra. So far sweet red onion and … Continue reading

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Cherry Bourbon Old Fashioned

Here is a fun twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail that makes use of some of that fantastic cherry liquor for these. If you did not make the cherries then maybe it is time you did. Cherry Bourbon Old … Continue reading

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Peach Butter

Here is a great way to use some of those really fresh ripe peaches sitting on the counter. Go here for how to can jams. Peach Butter 5 lbs peaches skinned and cut into small chunks 2 cups sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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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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