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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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Strawberry From Hanging Planter

Growing Strawberries in Hanging Containers / Grow Bags

Even if space is a problem, you can certainly find a corner of your world to hang a strawberry planter.  The sun-warmed, sweet berries are far superior to the store bought ones that ripen in plastic domes. Once established you have plenty more plants year after year. It’s around this time each year that I start salivating for sweet, fresh berries as I see my hanging strawberry planter …

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Blueberry Raspberry Strawberry And Blackberry Infused Vodka And New Years Eve Cocktail Recipes

Blueberry & Blackberry Infused Vodka + New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

If you are having a  New Year’s Eve bash this year, infused vodkas make a festive basis for some fabulous cocktails.  Or perhaps you are lucky enough to be attending a soiree held by someone else?  A fruity infused vodka makes a perfect hostess gift and is much more original than wine.  Start them now and they’ll be perfectly flavour-infused by the big night. …

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Big Juicy Strawberry

Organic Strawberry Jam

Oh, the strawberries this year.  While the cool wet weather this May and June kept many of the strawberries watery and bland, somewhere in California an organic grower got it right : the berries, just at the peak of ripeness, were deep red with a rich sweetness that reminded me of strawberry molasses.  Given that my berries, as lovely as they were, …

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Strawberry Jam Two Ways

Strawberry Balsamic & Black Pepper Preserves

Strawberry Balsamic & Black Pepper Preserves (adapted from this recipe from Canadian Living) Using the remaining 1/3 of  the Organic Strawberry Jam batch and add: 4 more cups crushed strawberries ½ cup cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp coarsely cracked black pepper or to taste Directions:  Bring this mixture to a boil again – a hard boil for 1 minute stirring constantly– and then can just …

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Strawberry Coconut Torte

Strawberry Coconut Torte

Given all the yummy strawberries available this year I changed up the Original Plum Torte recipe by using large strawberries in place of the plums, adding a handful of unsweetened coconut to the batter, and topping it with some coconut flakes (which I then toasted under the broiler when the torte was finished).  A delicious summer treat!

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