The kiwi holds its secrets close, hidden in a drab brown coat. But inside are green fireworks, starbursts & seeds. We peeled the bristles, grated some lemon & cooked 'em down w/ sugar for a truly special jam - adding citrus for brightness & pectin.
Golden beets, each like a tiny oblong planet. A farmer pulled them from the dark earth, sold them at market, soil clinging to the crevices. We bought 6lbs so we could make this pickled beet recipe to share with you. It's a warm, winter time favorite!
This jam is deep, sweet, and packed with a heavy dose of ginger spice. It perks up anything it touches, like a pile of fluffy pancakes, pound cake, or a runny cheese. From Food Gift Love by Maggie Battista.
Oh, this apricot jam is the easiest. It is the freshest and the finest and the orange sunniest. Eat it with a spoon, or heat it with some brandy and a dash of maple syrup on the stovetop for the world's best topping for vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
When making jams and jellies, the result is only as good as whatever goes into the jar. This is why homemade pectin is a great alternative to commercial pectins - because you know exactly what's going into your final product. And it's easy, enjoy!