Kim on April 23rd, 2014

I had the good fortune of picking up 8 lb. flats of strawberries for just $5.00 each (I know! Can you believe it?!), so I tried a new product for easy freezer jam. It was SO EASY, you’d almost have to call it “Freezer Jam for Dummies.” I’m not opposed to dumbing down kitchen tasks […]

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Kim on September 23rd, 2010

Photo from Taste of Home Fresh peaches are my favorite fruit. So, after I’ve eaten my fill of the harvest, I like to find some way of preserving that fresh, fruity flavor for the rest of the year.  I think adding homemade items to my food storage is a treat, and I don’t want canning […]

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Kim on September 10th, 2010

I am picking up 2 cases of peaches and a case of apples tomorrow from my local produce co-op with plans for canning and drying this weekend.  If I run out of steam before the fruit is canned, I may freeze some for smoothies too!  So, it was necessary to reclaim some freezer space.  I […]

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Kim on July 13th, 2010

I’m planning a canning day for berry syrup and some pickling.  If you have any favorite recipes to share, please do.  I’m looking for a syrup that’s a little bit chunky and somewhere in between syrup and pie filling. I’ll post photos and recipes soon!

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Kim on September 7th, 2009

Clear Jel is what cornstarch wants to be when it grows up. 🙂  I like using Clear Jel in my recipes and have had a few e-mails wondering what it is, so I thought I would answer publicly. Clear Jel is actually derived from cornstarch and is used commercially by bakeries and restaurants to thicken. […]

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