Peach Jam.

The natural sweetness of peaches make this jam a low-sugar-added preserve. Plan to put up a slew when peaches are in season during the summer. 8-10 cups water 2 1/2 pounds ripe peaches 3 strips {1/2 x 2 inches} orange zest 2/3 cups fresh orange juice 2/3 cup unsweetened white grape juice 2/3 cup firmly … Continue reading Peach Jam.

Trio of Good Jamming Ingredients. – Has It Jelled Yet?

To make a great jam, jelly, or marmalade, you need three components to work in harmony: acid, pectin, and sugar. If the proportions of each or any one of these is off, you may not be happy with the results. Acid:   Added to the mixture as citrus juice {usually lemon} or tartaric acid, this … Continue reading Trio of Good Jamming Ingredients. – Has It Jelled Yet?

Herbal Heirloom Tomato Pickles.

We love using lemon basil and Russian Red garlic. Make sure the tomatoes are firm; otherwise, they will fall apart when pickled. You could use a combination of tomatoes; we used cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes and green tomatoes, cut in half. We used dill sprigs in our pickles, feel free to experiment. 2 cups tomatoes, … Continue reading Herbal Heirloom Tomato Pickles.

Rosemary and Sage Quick Pickles.

A definite favorite in our home! The flavorful combination of rosemary and sage infuse a subtle taste to these unique pickles. 1 small red or white onion, thinly sliced OR 1/4 cup chives, chopped 2 cups cucumber, sliced 2 to 4 sprigs rosemary 4 to 8 sage leaves 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon kosher … Continue reading Rosemary and Sage Quick Pickles.