Citrus Salad with Blue Cheese is sweet & bright for winter. And with lettuce, fruit & cheese, it’s extra healthy when it counts!

Jan 26, 2017

Citrus Salad with Blue Cheese

It’s okay to fail.  Sometimes it’s even positive. You see, if every batch of my new marmalade had worked, I wouldn’t have created this delicious Citrus Salad with Blue Cheese.  Yes, this month I made my first marmalade—three batches of it.  And one of them failed.  The flavor was good, but it was syrupy rather than gel-like.  What to do … Continue reading

Jan 22, 2017

Orange Cranberry Marmalade

Whew, winter’s having a year.  Flooding on the west coast, crippling ice storms, ugly drab in the upper Midwest (which I’ll take over the other two).  I hear even Europe’s suffering.  Would some Orange Cranberry Marmalade help?  I stumbled across a fun “event” a couple weeks ago.  The blog, Food in Jars, is running a year-long canning challenge for readers … Continue reading

Pickled Cranberries with Chicken

Jan 3, 2015

Sweet Pickled Cranberries

Do you know what’s lurking in the back corners of your refrigerator?  I dare you to look!  I just found two partly used packages of cranberries on the bottom of my fruit drawer.  Since we have all had our fill of cranberry sauce this season, I made Pickled Cranberries!  While canning is often considered the province of summer and early … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2014

Boozy Fruit: The Oldest Preserves (Brandied Plums)

You have to love seasonal eating!  It begins with the absence of a fruit or and vegetable–that you are starting (achingly) to miss. Then, a few juicy berries (or milky ears of corn) arrive and the excitement is palpable.  A few days later, a half case ripens and it’s almost like heaven.  Soon after, the full crop comes in–OMG, what … Continue reading