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The Literary Foodie
Recipe: Spiced lemon fig jam

Recipe: Spiced lemon fig jam

This is one of those things that I don’t tend to talk about, because once it is out there, there is no taking it back, and honestly I would rather not find out that I am actually alone in this.

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Quick and easy fig jam

Recipe: Quick and easy fig jam

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for Sweet Confections, a gorgeous guide to making candy at home.  You know what I love? Having friends with gardens. My tiny backyard has a little space for growing things, but between it being shaded almost all day and my non-green thumb, I haven’t had much luck producing anything...

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Sacatomato
Recipe: Cherry tomato jam with a sicilian twist

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Oct 3, 2011
Recipe: Cherry tomato jam with a sicilian twist

We got back from our month in Spain and low and behold, my cherry tomato plant was loaded!  We ate lots of tomato items on this trip.  A more savory style tomato jam popped up frequently on tapas, pinxtos, and the Spanish version of tostada, basically a toasted piece of bread or baguette with...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Bourbon bacon jam

Sep 19, 2011
Recipe: Bourbon bacon jam

I spent Friday cooking like a madwoman; after all, we were having the Pope over for dinner...okay, not THE Pope. But rather, Mr. S.'s buddy who's surname is Pope, but it does sound pretty neat to say that we're dining with the Pope, doesn't it? His hol...

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Baked Bree
Recipe: Slow cooker apple butter

Sep 12, 2011
Recipe: Slow cooker apple butter

Now that fall is starting to make an appearance, I want my house to smell warm and spicy.  Making a batch of slow cooker apple butter is the best way I know to permeate my home with the smells of fall.  Apple, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves make me want to put on a chunky...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Thai strawberry jam

Recipe: Thai strawberry jam

On one of our recent date nights, Mr. S. and I attended the California Musical Theatre's production of Miss Saigon. One of my all time favorite musicals, Schönberg and Boublil's Miss Saigon does a phenomenal job of intertwining the&nbsp...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Peach gin jam

Recipe: Peach gin jam

Remember when you were a kid and you got to have summers off? It was all about laying poolside with your cousins or having sleepovers with your friends. Well my friend Katy is a teacher and is still lucky enough to get those long summers off. And lucky...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: How to can apricot jam

Recipe: How to can apricot jam

Special thanks to Cindy and Julia, 2 awesome women with lots of canning experience. They walked me through the process, giving me lots of tips to pass along to you, plus some delicious jam and zucchini bread to take home. This post is dedicated to all of you out there who are intimated by...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Strawberry jam

Jul 18, 2011
Recipe: Strawberry jam

Not too long ago I posted about how my friend Sarah and I attended a wine event out in the wilds of Winters and on the way home stocked up on lots of fresh juicy jam berries. The following day we spent damn well close to nine hours in her cute ret...

In Search of the Finer Things
Recipe: Apricot vanilla bean jam

Recipe: Apricot vanilla bean jam

We had a pretty good crop of apricots this year. I have eaten many whole; also, I froze a big bag of them, roasted them and topped them with honey marscapone, and made an apricot crisp. This week found me with a bag left, many of which were on their la...



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