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Make and Freeze Apricot Puree Now – Use Later

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Make and Freeze Apricot Puree Now – Use Later

Overwhelmed by the fresh fruit harvest? It’s easy to make puree now and use it later. Apricots: Velvety. Tangy. Sweet. Just biting into one makes your mouth sing. The Greeks referred to apricots as “the golden egg of the sun.” Apricots are loved by people all over the world. The only drawback? The season is […]

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How to Make Apricot Paste

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 12, 2016 0 Comments
How to Make Apricot Paste

Apricot paste, a thick fruit leather-like confection, is a popular Middle Eastern treat. There is a family story that my mother ate tons of fresh apricots from the German market across the street while pregnant with me. Maybe that’s why I have always loved apricots. Fresh apricots are best, but I won’t turn down dried […]

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Sweet Cherry Almond Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 24, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Almond Butter

Keep your nut and chocolate spreads – Nothing beats sweet cherries combined with almonds! It’s funny how some years Mother Nature bestows us with an abun­dance of one crop or another, only to snatch it back the very next year and leave us with dregs. That has been the story of our cherry tree experiment. […]

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Small Batch Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 23, 2016 1 Comment
Small Batch Spirited Apricot-Cherry Butter

You can turn velvety apricots and sweet, juicy cherries into a spirited confection – with help from your liquor cupboard. Everything Cherries Week continues here at Seed to Pantry as we celebrate fresh, sweet cherries and my “appointment” as a Washington State Fruit Commission Canbassador. What is a Canbassador? As a Canbassador my job is […]

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Cherry Mostarda

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 21, 2016 1 Comment
Cherry Mostarda

Make your 4th of July cook-out extra special with this spicy sweet relish. It’s Everything Cherries Week here at Seed to Pantry. That’s because I was gifted with a box of fresh, sweet cherries from the Washington State Fruit Commission as part of their Canbassador program. What is a Canbassador? As a Canbassador my job […]

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Cherry-Lime Jam Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 20, 2016 1 Comment
Cherry-Lime Jam Recipe

One year our sweet cherry tree was overladen with cherries. Miraculously we were able to harvest them before the birds and bugs got their fill. I pitted and froze bags and bags of cherries. My fingers were purple for days. I cooked with cherries until the family begged me to stop. Apparently not everyone is […]

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Raspberry-Almond Coffee Cake

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
Raspberry-Almond Coffee Cake

You can never have too many raspberries, or raspberry recipes! The backyard raspberries were happily turning red, 10-20 at a time. Just the right amount to wander through the backyard garden and pop a few in my mouth. And then we had three days of 100+ temperatures. All of a sudden I had ripe, luscious […]

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Best Easter Breads Round-Up

Filed in Real Food by on March 22, 2016 0 Comments
Best Easter Breads Round-Up

You are sure to find at least one recipe that will be perfect for your Easter celebration. Time is getting away from me. It’s the story of my life. It’s almost too late – but not quite too late – to plan our Easter bread making. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorites here. […]

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Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Make your own holiday sourdough bread. Every year around Easter-time I get the urge to make a rich, egg-filled bread. Some people make cakes, I make breads. For many years I made traditional hot cross buns. A few years ago it was lemony sticky buns and last year it was Babka. This year’s entry is […]

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Mango Jam with Star Anise

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mango Jam with Star Anise

Mango season is starting. Turn fresh, juicy varieties into this unusual jam. Do you ever miss canning during the winter months? I sure do. I sometimes assuage the urge with a batch of Pickled Brussels sprouts or maybe a jar of Pickled Baby Carrots or even some Flavored Applesauce. But once spring starts to show […]

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