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Preserving–Freezer Jams

July 24th, 2009

Do you want to make jam but resist the idea of stirring a hot cauldron on a beautiful summer day? Although I do make cooked jam during the summer, I recently decided to experiment with freezer jams.
I had never made freezer jams. But after perusing the recently released 100th Anniversary Edition of The Ball Blue [...]

I always like to think of how many ways I can do something. And, this is exactly what I do when I am overwhelmed with an abundance of seasonal fruits. Making jams and jarring are one option, but when I buy 40 to 50 pounds of stone fruits on sale, I usually run out of [...]

There’s been lots of discussion that American’s
are going back to basics by canning and preserving foods when in season.
I’ve been doing this for years now. It’s economical and many of the foods I preserve, such as stone fruits and berries, taste even better when I serve them during the cold dark days of winter. [...]

Five years ago this month, I was off on a very special adventure.
As a tenth wedding anniversary gift, my husband had arranged to send me to County Cork, Ireland, for a one week hands on cooking class at the Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was a fabulous trip that I eventually wrote about for The [...]

One of my fellow bloggers on Amazon’s Al Dente blog just posted something on Walla Walla Onions.
Although I’ve never met Leslie Kelly, she made me laugh when she reported that she purchased a fifty pound bag of Walla Walla Onions and now needs to know how to store them! I do the same thing!
I [...]

Fresh Berry Tips

May 22nd, 2009

Now that Memorial Day weekend is here, I am anxiously
awaiting the arrival of fresh berry season here in the Pacific Northwest.
When I moved here more than 14 years ago I was shocked to discover the incredible variety found here–strawberries, tayberries, marionberries, raspberries, golden raspberries, wild huckleberries and, of course, the ultra thorny wild blackberries. [...]

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