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Jams and Jellies

Delightful Apricot Jam and Apricot-Thyme Infused Gin

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So yesterday, I went to the Winn Dixie to get dog kibble. You know, just a 20-minute errand. But Crystal Nails is right next door, so I stopped in and got my toes done. It’s sandal season! Then I gingerly made my way over to WD, careful not to smudge my coral toes. I
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Fennel and Onion Marmalade, Baby!

Fennel and Onion Jam

Fennel and onion marmalade is a luscious condiment that will raise your next pork roast to another level. This is not a breakfast marmalade destined for toast, but a sexy, savory marmalade meant to accompany grilled salmon, or to slather on a rustic sandwich of roasted red peppers, salumi, provolone and arugula. It is also
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Badass Mango Jalapeño Jam

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Badass Mango Jalapeño Jam is  legendary around Cowlick Cottage Farm. People have been known to steal jars right out of the pantry. Can you imagine? Who would do such a thing? Mango Jalapeño Jam brings out the badass in some people. It all starts with perfectly ripe mangoes and
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Homemade Blackberry Jam for the Uninitiated

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Some folks find making homemade jam a little intimidating and mysterious. But really, it is no more difficult that mixing a good cocktail, and it is SO worth getting …
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Easy Cranberry Freezer Jam

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I love to cook for my family for the holidays, and I think Thanksgiving might be our favorite of them all. We keep it casual and low key, aside of preparing for the feast. I minimize the holiday frenzy by preparing some things in advance. I enhanced this traditional cranberry jam (or sauce)
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Cooking With Kids - Triple Berry Freezer Jam

Future Chef?

Strawberry Season

I have learned from many years of experience that children love to garden and cook right along with you, as long as you keep it short, simple and fun. Kids love to pick fruits and veggies that they like, they like to learn about measuring, they love to use fun tools,
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Preserving the Harvest…Pickled Tomatoes

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At this time of year, the vegetable garden is bursting with fresh vegetables and herbs that need to be harvested. I can look out my window right now and see big, juicy heirloom tomatoes ripening on the vine–and I just picked pounds of them early this morning.  My countertops are
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Summer in a Jar

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It was a hot, lazy Sunday, and I spent the afternoon trying to put summer in a jar. That is all I did today. We were up late last night, enjoying friends and dining in the garden. There was even a cool breeze, a welcome respite from what has already been an
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