Jump to Oregon Strawberry Jam Recipe On the one hand, it seems quite trivial to me to write about strawberry jam today. On the other, it seems more important than ever to embrace the pure, simple, delicious pleasures of life. Besides, my sister, Cindy, told me to post this, and I generally do as sheContinue reading Oregon Strawberry Freezer Jam
It’s jam season! Time to preserve that sweet, bright taste of summer in a jar to get you through the dark winter mornings and endless school lunches. You’ll find instructions for apricot jam and blackberry jam in previous posts but, in my opinion, raspberry jam is the best jam, the most important jam. It’s what I want on top ofContinue reading Raspberry Jam
One of my favorite nieces admitted she burned simple syrup last week so I suppose, as with most things, the word “simple” is relative but I trust this will be easy for most. She’s very, very good at other things. Plus, I doubt she had detailed photo instructions so now I’m sure she’ll be up to theContinue reading Berry Simple Syrup
I bring you this post today with a sense of urgency as I have it on good authority this may be the last week to get fresh Oregon strawberries. Before I rush out to buy my own, I’m offering a quick tutorial on freezing strawberries so if you are lucky enough to have access toContinue reading Freezing Strawberries
Here’s a quick post with a quick recipe and quick dinner idea because, I don’t know about you, but the last week of school is upon us and ain’t nobody got much time to cook. And yes, this would even be quicker if you purchased your own tartar sauce but if you are as anti-mayoContinue reading No-Mayo Tartar Sauce
Jump to Chipotle Apricot Grilling Sauce Recipe Grilling season is here! We kicked it off with ribs last weekend and I made this sauce which everyone deemed “blog-worthy” so here it is. My niece’s husband even said it was the “best bbq sauce” he’d ever had so I feel confident you will quite enjoy itContinue reading Chipotle Apricot Grilling Sauce
Okay I know I’m gonna get some eye rolls on this one. It’s fine, I get it and I can take it but just put down that big brown squeeze bottle for a minute and stay with me (I know, I know you’re super busy!) because this really is so simple and quick to make.
I think many people must not know just how easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce because, if they did, they would eighty-six those cans in a heartbeat. I like to jazz mine up a bit with some fresh ginger because it adds a little heat and complexity. It also aids in digestionContinue reading Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. Apple butter contains zero actual butter. It’s a common misconception. So common, in fact, that I can’t think of a single instance where, when apple butter is mentioned, I’ve not had to explain it’s absence of dairy butter. (Maybe it’s just the people I hang outContinue reading How to Make Apple Butter
Okay, here are the garlic dills I promised a couple posts back. I figured I’d better get them on the blog before I lose the tiny scrap of paper I have the recipe written on. It’s a small miracle I found it today. Very small, I realize, as miracles go.