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Fruit & Flowers: Blueberry Lavender Jam

Blueberry Lavender Jam combines some of the best flavors and scents of summer, to be preserved and revisited throughout the year. Here is an embarrassing story…  When I was about four years old I politely declined a peanut butter and…

Lovely Strawberry Jam With Elderflowers

  Perhaps those things in nature that appear simultaneously have an affinity for each other. With this strawberry jam with elder flowers, I think they must. Strawberry season is the unofficial start of summer in my part of the world….

Shades of Spring: Rhubarb Jam

The rosy, ruby hue of this delightful rhubarb jam will shake you right out of the winter blues and the flavor will brighten up anything you add it to! Spring came early this year for folks in the Pacific Northwest. …

Ginger Grape Jam: Grape Jelly Grows Up

Not your childhood grape jelly, this ginger grape jam recipe is sophisticated and a bit exotic. Resist the urge to eat by the spoonfuls… Before we get down to the nitty gritty about why this Ginger Grape Jam is so…

Fig Preserves with Lemon

Fig Preserves with Lemon offer a truly splendid, luxurious treat for the taste buds. I think that my love of all things fig started with my father.  Born in southern California, he spun tales of eating juicy figs right off…

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