Carrot Pickles

In the middle of July I taught an introduction to preserving/canning class with nary a gerkin in site. Watermelon skins were an option but we needed to be complete in three hours, including a batch of raspberry jam. Carrot pickles it is. A year round sweet and sour option that you probably have all the […]

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Quick Spiced Pickled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to lift its head in spring, proof that the world is coming back to life or at least waking up from the rest it was having where you live. These tender green stalks contain lots of fiber, helping keep that full feeling longer. They have an amino acid […]

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Cranberry Sauce with Orange

Cranberry Sauce is a bit like shortbread cookies. Your family recipe is naturally the favourite. The other day though I was invited to a belated American Thanksgiving dinner with two different cranberry condiments. One was a traditional `sauce`made with white wine and curry. The second was a freshly grated uncooked option with oranges and nuts. […]

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Quick & Easy Summer Pickles

The other day, I was invited to a delicious¬†dinner that included Ice Cream Bucket Pickles. Thank you ladies. I had never heard of them before but I really liked their fresh crispy texture. They are a non processed bread and butter pickle made from fresh cucumbers and onion slices that are allowed to mellow¬†in the […]

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