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Grape Currant Jelly

Recently got a whole bunch of fresh grapes and currants. This is a jellied jam. The currant is pressed into a juice that jellies the grape jam and it’s tartness is a perfect match to the ripe table grapes. It … Continue reading

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Pickled Radishes

So aside from kale the only thing at the farmers market worth buying is radishes. Luckily this helps them taste a lot better. This fills one normal sized wide mouth ball jar. Pickled Radishes 1 bunch radishes tops removed and … Continue reading

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Pickled Carrots

The carrot harvest this year was exceptional. Time to try a new type of pickle. Go here for how to can. Remember to use only the freshest best quality ingredients. The brine amount will fill 6 pint sized canning jars. … Continue reading

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Candied Pears

This is pretty much the same as fruit pie filling that comes in a can. Except it tastes so much better. Use these in pies, cobblers, pancakes, syrups, sauces or over ice cream. Candied Pears 8 cups pears peeled and … 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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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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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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