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Infinity Jars for Flavored Oils

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments
Infinity Jars for Flavored Oils

Ultra-violet glass helps preserve high quality oils and vinegars. Recently the good folks over at Infinity Jars™ asked if I was interested in doing a product review. It was perfect timing as I was planning to make some flavored cooking oils, and needed an appropriate bottle for storage. They kindly shipped a couple of samples […]

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Healthy Alfredo on National Fettuccine Day

Filed in Real Food by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Healthy Alfredo on National Fettuccine Day

It’s National Fettuccine Day! This calls for a quick, easy, and healthy Alfredo sauce. Healthy isn’t a word that is usually associated with Fettuccine Alfredo. But we can eat healthy without giving up creamy pasta. It just takes some creative sleight-of-hand cooking, and is easy enough for both novices and experts to pull together. Unlike […]

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DIY Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Filed in Real Food by on February 4, 2017 0 Comments
DIY Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Celebrate World Nutella® Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day with this easy-to-make treat. Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? No, I am not talking about the Super Bowl. This is even bigger! February 5th is not only National Frozen Yogurt Day, it’s also World Nutella® Day this year. Frozen yogurt is good. Nutella® […]

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All About Marmalade

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 3, 2017 0 Comments
All About Marmalade

Cure winter’s gloomy days with sunny citrus marmalade I fell in love with marmalade when very young. Probably because it combined two of my favorite things; oranges and English culture. That’s what happens when you are a child who reads too many stories about queens getting their heads lopped off and lovesick damsels roaming the […]

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National Hot Chocolate Day

Filed in Real Food by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
National Hot Chocolate Day

It’s National Hot Chocolate Day! And not a moment too soon – it is snowing once again. Sigh. This calls for a SALE. I hate the snow and cold. But I love Hot Chocolate. I am picky about it though. No palm oil  for me. I want much more flavor than those little purchased packets […]

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Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade

Snowed in? Make marmalade! Here in the Mid-Columbia we are suffering through the worst winter in decades. It started snowing in early December and hasn’t stopped. Let me rephrase that – it didn’t stop until the other day when it started showering down freezing rain instead! Monday brought another half-inch of fluffy, white snow. On […]

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Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Searching for an easy gift idea? How about a loaf of homemade quick bread and a jar of your own special jam or jelly? Quick breads are easy to make, easy to gift, and easy to eat! If you can measure, stir, and open the oven door you can make quick breads. Quick Bread Tips […]

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Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Filed in Real Food by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Another gift basket today – for the soup lover on your list. There is really nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup in the winter. Here I’ve pulled some favorite soup, bread, and dessert mixes together for a festive basket. For this quick basket, designed for soup lovers, I used the following items: Stoneware […]

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Make Your Own Tea Mixes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Make Your Own Tea Mixes

Homemade tea blends make wonderful gifts for the tea lovers on your list. As a New England native, I grew up drinking tea. There was tea in the morning. Tea during dinner. Tea in the afternoon. Tea and toast before bed. There wasn’t much a good cup of tea couldn’t solve. There still isn’t. Although […]

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Gift Baskets for People Who Like to Can and Preserve

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 26, 2016 0 Comments
Gift Baskets for People Who Like to Can and Preserve

Making your own personalized gift baskets is like a fun treasure hunt. We pull together special items for each recipient, stuff them into a basket or other appropriate container, and wait for the kudos to roll in! Making a gift basket is like putting together a Christmas stocking; always the most fun (and the most […]

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