Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Great Recipe For Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pizza Sauce

I have a secret that allows me to make pizza sauce for the whole year, in just a few hours (and most of that time is spent drinking wine!). It’s roasting!  Roasting the garlic and tomatoes fresh from the garden, sweetens up the couldn’t-be-more-fresh flavour and means there is no need to slave over your sauce to reduce it and build flavour. …

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Top 20 Non Canning Recipes Made Or Served In Mason Jars

Mason Jar Recipes: Awesome Food in Jars

Remember way back when I wrote that I was addicted to mason jars? I showed this round up of 20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Gardening in Jars. That was just the first installment of my mason jar posts. If you thought that one had a lot of unique ideas for using mason jars, check out this list of recipes made in …

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Pineapple Mint Chutney Recipe

Pineapple Mint Chutney

Do your recipes need a little kick of something new? This refreshing pineapple mint chutney is sure to do the trick! The recipe comes to us from the Best of Bridge Home Preserving recipe book so you know that it’s a good one! Pineapple Mint Chutney (page 178) Pineapple and mint are two flavors that just seem natural together. 6 cups chopped …

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Jute Twine Dispenser

Garden Twine in a Can

Ok, all you jute twine lovers (yes, jute twine has quite the following from gardeners and the crafty crowds): you loved the twine in a jar project but some of you said, “that glass jar would break in my garden!” Well, I still love my mason jar twine dispenser (I have it on my desk right now!) but for those …

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Pickled Golden Beets

My Famous Pickled Golden Beets with Ginger and Star Anise

I just love this recipe for pickled golden beets with ginger and star anise. The brine is sweet with just a hint of the spices, a beautiful compliment to the earthy golden beets. I made this along with a more traditional beet recipe, Tarragon Pickled Beets, to enter in a canning contest. When it came time to submit the entry, I couldn’t …

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Blackberry Flavoured Liquor

Blackberrycello

Limoncello is a yummy Italian treat of lemon rind oil infused into grain alcohol and sweetened with simple syrup. Blackberrycello seemed to be the perfect name for this home grown liquor made from blackberry infused vodka and simple syrup, don’t you think? Ingredients 3 cups beautifully ripe and clean blackberries 1 L vodka 3 cups sugar 3 1/2 cups water Directions …

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