As I write this post there are 13 jars of apricot jam boiling away in water bath. It is the last of many batches of apricot jam (thanks to buckets of fruit gifted by neighbors) that I made this year and it is a very special batch. You see, I learned it was National Tequila […]
Nothing quite signals the start of canning season like strawberry jam. Many may argue that rhubarb is the start, but I typically just freeze it for use later, so it is strawberries for me. To top it off, strawberry jam is easy to make, a great beginner canning project and nothing quite tastes like a jar of […]
It all starts here for 2012. 16 pounds of strawberries soon to be a years supply of jam.
So, I had a large amount of blue corn flour in the pantry and I have been procrastinating on using it. It’s just not something you think regularly about using, so I had forgotten about it. Fast forward to today and I found myself thinking about that flour again and then googling blue corn cookie […]
Holiday giving is near and this year I am trying something new. A Beta test of sorts.
A few weeks ago I came across a great deal on some mustard seed at Williams-Sonoma and just the day before I had been thumbing through Home Made by Yvette Van Boven where she had a recipe for making mustard. So I grabbed the jars and took the seed home to try my hand at making […]
A month or so ago I came across a book that had a recipe for Salt Cured Peppers. I was intrigued at the idea of an option other than pickling or drying, so I decided to give it a go. The result was amazing! The flavor of the pepper is well preserved along with the […]