Category Archives: Preserves and Pickles

Sometimes a recipe just sounds so naturally appealing… like this Carrot Cake Jam recipe shared with me by a high school classmate of mine, Merry Rogers. Thank you, Merry! ♥ Carrot Cake + Jam = Heaven Merry’s right.. this jam is a jarful of fall and such a welcome jar of sparkling color on a […]

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My earliest memories of anything “pickled”.. were the sparkling gem jars that lined our basement shelves at Claret Street  in Charleswood Heights. Mom’s pickles were more varied than my simple dills I’ve posted here. She’d have mustards with whole small sweet onions.. jams along with the Dills. My first attempt at pickling dills last summer […]

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Don’t you just love apricots? They’re in season at the moment and perfectly ripe, sweet and juicy. There is a huge window above the sink that goes right across the counter at my parent’s cottage. It is a food photographer’s dream having all that indirect light! But let’s get on with the recipe, shall we? […]

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A trip to the market yielded these…and these one of these a bouquet of weeds and a bowl of spices plopped into jars while a brine simmered pickles wedged and jostled for space then brine bathed and simmered finally plucked out… 12 little jar in two straight lines   they left the brine at half […]

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One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail. { Picasso } Sometimes it’s all about the peach.. Sometimes it’s about the peach and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg yet… the Little Peach still manages to shine above the rest of […]

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