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{Giveaway} Are You Ready for Summer Canning?

July 14th, 2012 · 12 Comments

We take a brief intermission from our FRESHFARM Markets Week to share the news of National Can-It-Forward Day, sponsored by Ball. Today, experts from Ball are sharing canning tips on live WebTV and on Twitter (search: #canitforward). While I’ve averaged just one or two batches of preserves each of the past couple summers, I can [...]

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Tags: at market · giveaway · preserving

{Preserving Summer} Bourbon Peach Jam

August 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I mentioned we recently went peach picking at Hollin Farms in Fauquier County, Virginia. Unfortunately my preserving aspirations exceeded my hands-free time during the week (one so quickly forgets how time-consuming infants can be) so sadly we lost a few to spoilage before I got a chance to put up a batch of jam. (We [...]

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Tags: fresh from the... · fruit · local farms · preserving · recipes

Preserving Summer: Tomato Jam

August 31st, 2009 · 8 Comments

Our Potomac Vegetable Farms CSA bag was full of ripe summer tomatoes last week, after a slow and soggy start to tomato season here in Virginia. Unfortunately, we were leaving town the day after our pick-up. Of course, that was also the day we got the notice that the boxes of surplus canning tomatoes were [...]

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Tags: CSA · cooking with kids · preserving · recipes · tomato · vegetables

Preserving Summer: Plum Honey Vanilla Jam

September 12th, 2008 · 5 Comments

After conquering my fear of canning, the next item on my kitchen project list was making jam. I had recently stumbled across this lovely Green Gage Plum & Vanilla Jam recipe at Chez Pim which sounded simple enough. I had some green Shiro plums and Italian prune plums to work with. I really wanted to [...]

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Preserving Summer: Amaretto Peach Pound Cake

September 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I may have mentioned before that peaches are my favorite summer fruit. There’s nothing better than a ripe, juicy, fresh-picked peach. (As you can see from the photo, the toddler shares my addiction.) Alas, the amazing peaches we picked in Oregon were left behind for my sister and niece to enjoy, so I’ve been left [...]

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Tags: baked goods · recipes