Fir Sugar

After rinsing and drying the plucked needles, combine a quarter cup of needles with one cup of sugar and process in a spice grinder until very smooth and bright green. (Wash the grinder with hot water immediately after use or its blades will remain gummed up with resin.) After grinding, transfer the highly aromatic fir sugar concentrate to a … Continue reading Fir Sugar

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?