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Small-Batch Condiments

When in season, our favorite foods — such as peppers, tomatoes, onions, corn on the cob, rhubarb, blueberries, peaches, and more — beckon to us, either in our own gardens or at the farmers market. And while we enjoy eating fresh produce, a lot of us have a desire deep within us to preserve ...

Introduction to Cold Smoking

In Curing and Smoking Made at Home (Firefly Books, 2012) by Dick and James Strawbridge, readers will learn new ways to smoke their own meat at home. There are a variety of meats and ways to process each variety. Find this excerpt in chapter 7, “Cold-Smoking.”The name, of course, says it ...

Spicy Tomato Jam

Capture summer in a jar to have in your pantry all year round – that is if it lasts that long. This jam is delicious – family and friends adore it. It has become a staple new condiment on Chef Elizabeth’s table. We especially love it with eggs or in any way:Ways to Use Spicy Tomato Jam: ...

Easy Canned Zucchini Relish

Canning condiments is a hobby, not a money-saving enterprise, to be sure. That said, there’s nothing quite like the sound of your jars sealing up as you pull a batch out of the waterbath. It’s music to the ears for canners! This photographs shows the zucchini and cucumber relishes I canned ...

Pimento Dip: The Caviar of the South

Summer is here, and we all want quick and easy delicious recipes for entertaining. On the farm I always have this treat tucked away in the fridge for emergencies. Everyone knows that when living on a farm there is an open invitation to drop by. Or so people think! That is something that really ...

Preserve Your Beet Harvest with Beet Relish

We had a fantastic beet harvest this year from our home garden.We wanted to try something new with them so I spent some time hunting through Grandma’s cookbook to find a way to use some up. With a little searching I found my grandmother’s handwritten beet relish recipe that she had tucked ...

Preserve Your Pepper Harvest

Our garden grows peppers like nobody’s business. Jim and I would have to eat about a pepper a day each all year long to keep up with our production. Last year we harvested bushels of bell peppers and froze 26 quart packages. Come July this year we still had 8 packages in the freezer as we ...

Honeyed Plum-Cardamom Jelly Recipe

Main ArticlePreserving With Pomona’s PectinIf you’re lucky enough to have a plum tree (or have a friend who does!), and you have access to a good quantity of fresh plums in season, give this gorgeous, deep-purple jelly a try! Laced with the subtle, quietly complex flavor of cardamom, this ...

Pear-Cranberry Conserve with Almonds and Crystallized Ginger Recipe

Main ArticlePreserving With Pomona’s PectinThe combination of pear and cranberry is a delightful one for fall. The addition of ginger really makes the flavors sing, and the almonds provide a chewy crunch. For the best texture, use pears that are still quite firm so that the pear pieces remain ...

Margarita Marmalade Recipe

Preserving With Pomona’s Pectin With plenty of south-of-the-border flair, and a generous kick of tequila, this grown-up marmalade is just plain fun. Laced with orange peels and loaded with limes, it’s perfect on croissants or even mini cornbread loaves for a wedding shower brunch.Before ...

Chocolate-Cherry Preserves Recipe

Main ArticlePreserving With Pomona’s PectinChocolate and cherries were made for each other, and this preserve is proof. The combination of the two is insanely decadent. Be sure to use high-quality cocoa powder that is unsweetened and has no other added ingredients. Spoon this preserve on top ...

Blubarb Jam Recipe

Main ArticlePreserving With Pomona’s PectinThe combination of blueberries and rhubarb is less common than the typical strawberry-rhubarb pairing, but it really shouldn’t be — this lovely, deep blue jam is a delicious, tangy treat. This recipe was adapted from one by jam-maker ...

Preserving With Pomona’s Pectin

Making jams and jellies is a tradition with deep history and delicious results. But often recipes call for more sugar than fruit, turning what could be a healthy, homemade treat into an achingly sweet spread. In Preserving With Pomona’s Pectin (Fair Winds Press, June 2013) by Allison Carroll ...

Growing Squash and Preparing Your Harvest

In The Resilient Gardener (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010) scientist and gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields—resilience science, climate change, sustainable agriculture and more. In this book you’ll learn how to ...

Canning, Preserving Tips

Home canning is a great way to preserve your favorite fruit, whether it’s from the farmers’ market or your own backyard. Just about any fruit can be canned.Here are some tips to help you make your canning experience successful:* Choose fresh, ripe, firm fruits. Underripe apples, for ...

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