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

Spiked Cherry Conserve

I haven’t been making quite as much jam this year but I have been trying out a few new recipes. This one is a keeper. . . . → Read More: Spiked Cherry Conserve

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

Apple Butter Muffins

Here is an easy muffin recipe to throw together for a holiday breakfast or brunch. . . . → Read More: Apple Butter Muffins

Grandma’s Apple Butter

I vowed to make the family’s favorite apple butter with part of our bushel of Jonathan apples. Here is an heirloom recipe that just might be in your family, too. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Apple Butter

Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

I must praise the book my mom got me for an uber early birthday:  The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.   For more information and praises on this book, click here for an earlier post.

Since work is still super busy, I am pulling this draft out of the archives from peach season . . . → Read More: Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

Tomato Jam

We are picking tomatoes daily.   Be prepared, dear reader, for lots of tomato recipe.

I am going to start out with the best one ever:   Tomato Jam.   If you have a garden, visit farmers markets,  or belong to a CSA, you must have this book:   The Preservation Kitchen by Paul . . . → Read More: Tomato Jam

Dandelion Jelly

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club post, I went foraging for dandelions in our own yard. Don’t be put off by this—Dandelion Jelly is worth the picking. It is delicious! . . . → Read More: Dandelion Jelly

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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