Never Buy Jelly! Why You Should Make Your Own

Commercially produced jelly is an incredibly cheap and simple food that is readily available at any supermarket. So, you might question why I would suggest that everyone make their own. It is because store bought jelly is...crap. There really is no better descriptor than "crap". Store bought jelly typically includes artificial coloring, high fructose corn... Continue Reading →

Marinated Chicken of the Woods

Marinated Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are tangy, salty, meaty morsels that are fabulous additions to charcuterie platters, salads, and simple turkey and cheese sandwiches. Our family loves them. When we are out foraging for fall mushrooms, this is the food I'm craving the most. Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus S. is a mildly flavored fungus that... Continue Reading →

Old-fashioned Pear Preserves

Old-fashioned Pear Preserves are incredibly simple and delicious; three ingredients transformed into glistening slices of fruit in a honey like syrup.  This recipe is versatile and can be made with any amount of pears. So, it's great for small batch canning or for  huge canning projects. This is a true preserve, one that does not require... Continue Reading →

Pear Elderberry Jam

Wild Black Elderberries and freshly picked green pears were combined to make this lovely jam. It is a beautiful ruby color and quite possibly the prettiest thing I've ever canned. In addition to being pretty and tasty, this jam has the immunity boosting, anti-viral power of Elderberries! Last year during flu season, like many Moms,... Continue Reading →

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