Category Archives: preserving

Peach Chutney

This delicious peach chutney recipe is adapted from one my friend Marie shared with me. Try making some before peach season is over. You can substitute nectarines for peaches or do a mix of the two. The chutney freezes well. … Continue reading

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Hot Pepper Sauce

Every spring my husband gets a bit obsessive about growing different chili peppers. He usually plants a dozen or so varieties, some very hot and others more mild. Occasionally he gets a hybrid that can be outrageously hot or beautifully … Continue reading

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Basil and Parsley Puree

One of the joys of summer is to step out of my door to pick fresh herbs from the garden. The bay tree, kaffir lime, curry tree, rosemary and sage are in pots that we bring inside to use during … Continue reading

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Red Currant Plum Berry Jelly

Our garden has thrived during this very hot summer. We have enjoyed a particularly good harvest of red currants, gooseberries, and black raspberries. Every other year I make raspberry and red currant jelly, but this year I wanted to try … Continue reading

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Lemon-Lime Curd

I’ve experimented with lemon curd over the years but never found a recipe with the flavor balance I was looking for.  I prefer it on the lighter side by making the curd with whole eggs rather than yolks. I also … Continue reading

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Eggplant, Tomato, and Sweet Pepper Spread

Despite it being early October, our garden is still going strong. We have had lots of eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers come on all at once. This is a delicious spread that tastes best using garden-ripe produce. I like to make … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggs

When I was a girl I kept myself busy during summer vacation reading my mother’s cookbooks and experimenting in the kitchen. One of the first dishes I learned to make was pickled eggs. Here is my updated recipe for them … Continue reading

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Jalapeño Green Sauce

My Indian cooking teacher and friend Farida introduced us to this all-purpose spicy pepper sauce. You can use it as a dip, add it to curries, and spice up bean or vegetable dishes. Any dish that you want to perk … Continue reading

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Satsuma Plum Jelly 

Several years ago I posted a recipe for Santa Rosa Plum syrup and jelly made without pectin. This jelly is similar, but is made with satsuma plums and uses liquid pectin. It is a gorgeous and delicious jelly. You need … Continue reading

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Peach Plum Raspberry Freezer Jam

This past Christmas our friend Jack gave us a bottle of his homemade raspberry peach pineapple freezer jam as a gift. It was so delicious that I ate most of it in one sitting. He shared the recipe and I … Continue reading

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