Balsamic-Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

I spent a Friday refreezing bulk blueberries (purchased in March from Bithell Farms).     Fourteen pounds of Oregon blueberries had been languishing in the freezer in the original big plastic bag they had been delivered in.    (I am such a slob, I didn’t even reseal the bag after breaking into the bounty after they were delivered.   . . . → Read More: Balsamic-Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

The growing season is here.   Yeah!   I am ready for home grown veggies and fruit for salad.   Unfortunately, all I have harvested so far is carrots, beets and a bit of lettuce.    We did buy some peaches (allegedly from east Texas) during our recent trip to Houston.   We are trying to eat them all but . . . → Read More: Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

Coconut Macaroon Tartlets with Peach Honey Filling and a Chocolate Drizzle

A recipe inspired by this round’s Cook the Books pick, “The Color of Tea” by Hannah Tunnicliffe . . . → Read More: Coconut Macaroon Tartlets with Peach Honey Filling and a Chocolate Drizzle

Baking with Jam Round Up

It’s time to clean out the preserve pantry before I start stocking it up again. Here are some super simple recipes for jam cakes, jam bars, jam cookies, jam muffins, and a jam ice cream. (And for an added bonus: preserve recipes for the upcoming season! . . . → Read More: Baking with Jam Round Up

Chocolate Pear Jam

Wow—doesn’t this sound delicious (and interesting)?

This was one of the delicious chocolate-themed dishes that Chef Sarah made for us during our recent cooking class at The Canebrake.

I have to say that we were not prepared for a jam.

Truffles?   Yes.

Chocolate cups?   Yes.

Chocolate dipped strawberries?   Yes.

Chocolate jam?   No.

This was a . . . → Read More: Chocolate Pear Jam

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Jam Cookies

…and White Chocolate Blackberry Jam Cookies (with a twist of lime) . . . → Read More: Dark Chocolate Blackberry Jam Cookies

Jam Bars

One of my favorite blogs is Liv Life.     Kim posts the best recipes.   I adore her Pumpkin Granola recipe and I was also taken with her recipe for Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars.   She posted this last April and I have been making these beauties all summer.

Blackberry Jam Bars

The only changes I made . . . → Read More: Jam Bars

Grape Jam with Orange Essence

More from our Gala of Grapes. . . . → Read More: Grape Jam with Orange Essence

Peach Jam Muffins

Since Peach-palooza started,  I embarked on a jam making frenzy.   I made some frou-frou jam flavors like nectarine-ginger and white peach marmalade.   I also made some regular freezer jam.  (I just use whatever recipe is listed inside the pectin box for freezer jam.)    I have stated before that freezer jams use less sugar and do . . . → Read More: Peach Jam Muffins

And then there were nectarines: Red Nectarine and Candied Ginger Jam

I am including nectarines in my Peach-palooza. Here is another great recipe from The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. . . . → Read More: And then there were nectarines: Red Nectarine and Candied Ginger Jam