Category Archive for: ‘Canning’

Balsamic Caramelized Figs Medium

Balsamic Caramelized Figs

If you could put the flavor of late summer in a jar this would be it. Fresh figs are such a delight and around for such a short period of time. When they are, I preciously collect all the most perfect little flowers (yes, the part we eat is actually an inverted flower not a fruit!) and save them for …

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Garlic Scape Pesto Via Gardentherapy.ca

Garlic Scapes: Grow it! Eat it!

This is the first post in a new series about growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating various plants in your garden called Grow it! Eat it!. There are a number of edibles that gardeners eat plenty of but that you may not see in the grocery store. If you do happen to find them at the market, they will be available …

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Low Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

I made a huge batch of this strawberry jam which is mostly just macerated strawberries, a little sugar, and some lemon juice. This jam really retains the fresh strawberry flavour, but it needs to be stored in the freezer as there isn’t enough sugar to preserve it in a boiling water canner. It’s not as thick as a long boil …

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Rosemary Infused Sea Salt Recipe

Small Batch Rosemary Lemon Sea Salt

Sea salt infused with lemon and rosemary makes a great addition to chicken or lamb dishes. I also like it in grain dishes like quinoa and since I’m eating mostly vegetarian these days, it’s fun to have it to spice up a salad or a roasted veggie dish.

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Bourbon Cranberry Sauce Recipe

The Perfect Thanksgiving Gift: Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

If you are planning to make cranberry sauce this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, add a little punch with some Jack Daniels. If you sip a little on the side while you make it, it’s even more fun! You can find my Bourbon Cranberry Sauce Recipe over at myownideas.com and you can read more about Cranberry Bogs in BC from …

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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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