Category Archives: preserves

Refrigerator Pickled Beans

Summertime is Caesar time. Here is one more way to use some of those extra beans that are so plentiful in the garden or in farmer’s markets right now. This is a fast and easy recipe that produces a crispy, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Conserve

Every year at Christmas time, Laura makes gifts from the kitchen for her friends. Her homemade granola packed into a decorated Mason jar is always a hit as are her cookies. This year, she made this beautiful ruby red (I … Continue reading

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Chia Seed Jam (and what’s a CAPTCHA?)

Did you know you’ve been part of a huge online project? What does this have to do with chia seed jam? Hang on, and I’ll get to that soon. You know that little box that pops up with words that … Continue reading

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Blackberry Habanero Jelly

It’s blackberry season and this year our valley has a bumper crop. It seems everywhere we go there are branches bending over with the weight of ripe, luscious berries. Best part? They’re free! Blackberries freeze well. I lay them out … Continue reading

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