Category Archives: Preserves

Spicy Fruit: Plum Preserves with Star Anise

I have been making low-sugar jams or preserves for a couple seasons, after having helped my Mom for years during my childhood.   I usually make small batches which can be refrigerated or frozen, so the memories of canning (hot … Continue reading

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Candied Jalapenos: Hot, Sweet Delights

You Can’t Live By Sugar Alone…..  nope you need a little heat, too.  That is what Candied Jalapenos will do…..heat up your life.   I found these on Tasty Kitchen where they are called Cowboy Candy.   Everything about these … Continue reading

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Spicy & Sweet: Habanero Gold

If you like going to the farmer’s market and bringing home fresh, local produce and then you think….what can I make with this ?? …..then you should visit Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen.  She has really creative (and absolutely delicious) jam recipes. … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out The Fridge: Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

I just hate throwing out food when cleaning the fridge, so this week I was motivated to create new things with stuff that was almost at the end of it’s ‘use by date’.   I buy the club packs of … Continue reading

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Spice Cabinet Reorg: Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Balsamic Sauce

I keep my spices in a corner cabinet on a turntable & they usually get returned to a different spot than where I got them.  So every few months I reorganize them again.  The blessing in this is I usually … Continue reading

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Spicy Fruit Butter: Peach-Habanero-Basil

First we complain about the unbearable heat….now it is the rain !!  In truth, the rain has cooled us enough that I’m back in the kitchen.   I’ve never been crowned as such, however I am likely the ‘Condiment Queen’. … Continue reading

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It’s Prickly…..Prickly Pear Cactus Jam !!

If you have ever lived in Texas or the Southwest US, you are familiar with prickly pear cactus.   They are also prolific in South Africa, which totally surprised me….thought I had been transported.   They have beautiful yellow blooms … Continue reading

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