Tag Archives: preserving

Strawberry Jam and Some Canning Tips

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Filed under Home Cooking + Recipes

My Opa recently brought me some of his homegrown strawberries. He had so many, he needed to share. I was happy to take them off of his hands.

The beauty of homegrown strawberries is that you can let them ripen on the vine, yielding the reddest, sweetest, most strawberriest berries you’ve ever eaten. The problem with conventionally grown strawberries is that they’re often picked before they’re fully ripe, and are left to ripen off the vine. I mean, they’re fine, but their strawberry essence often hasn’t had time to come to fruition.

When life gives you strawberries — you guessed it — you make strawberry jam. Read More »

A Wedding, Raspberry Jam + Thumbprint Cookies

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Filed under Home Cooking + Recipes, Leftovers

                                              Sara Tro Photography

It’s true.  I haven’t blogged in quite a while.

Life has a tendency to get in the way of “extra” activities, and I am not immune from being overly busy and bogged down with day to day craziness.  You know, like work.  Work, work and more work.

Oh, and a little thing called a wedding. Read More »