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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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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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Candied Figs

We know figs are expensive and some of you will balk at the proportions below. But those of you with a tree in your yard or who may be lucky enough to know someone with a fig tree in their … 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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Orange-spiced Applesauce

This applesauce is easy to make and tastes so much better than any commercial brand. Why buy when you can make something that tastes better, costs less and is far healthier?  For other versions go here and here. I used … 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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