Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

Got jalapenos? Then you have got to make some Beer-Pickles as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

Blueberry Bonanaza

Another two-fer today: Blueberry Syrup and Blueberry Butter from the same recipe. . . . → Read More: Blueberry Bonanaza

Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Here is an unexpected taste explosion—Mangos and Limes and Ginger—all in a tiny little jar. . . . → Read More: Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

“Faux” Meyer Lemon Marmalade

You won’t have to soak the citrus pieces overnight with this recipe. (But I also included links to a more traditional marmalade recipe.) . . . → Read More: “Faux” Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Cherry-Pepper Jelly

This recipe uses dried cherries, jalapenos, and one green pepper for a new twist on regular pepper jelly. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Pepper Jelly

Spiced Grape-Orange Jam

Just enough grapes this year for one batch of jam—an experiment to combine all my favorite recipes into one. See how it turned out. . . . → Read More: Spiced Grape-Orange Jam

Balsamic-Basil Strawberry Jam for #HotSummerEats

You’re getting a “two-fer” today for #HotSummerEats….a extraordinary jam recipe and a extreme hot dog creation. Intrigued? . . . → Read More: Balsamic-Basil Strawberry Jam for #HotSummerEats

Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade for May C.L.U.E.

Today I highlight a favorite blogger’s terrific jam recipe. . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade for May C.L.U.E.

Apple Marmalade

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful that I made this marvelous recipe for this most divine preserve! . . . → Read More: Apple Marmalade

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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