Apricot Jam

Apricot Jam | PDXfoodlove

Annnnd we’re back! It’s been a very busy week; the kind of week that means blog activities may have to take a backseat. Now I’ve been home for a couple days, slept a couple of 10-hour nights complete with afternoon naps to tack on a little extra, and I’m approaching productivity mode again. Thank goodness […]

Strawberry Vanilla Rose Jam

Strawberry Vanilla Rose Jam

Ohai! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Possibly my longest time without a blog post in the two-and-change years I’ve been writing this blog. I’ve had a few things going on. First, we were gone for several days at my sister-in-law’s wedding in South Carolina. It was absolutely lovely. The wedding was perfect (my husband […]

Blueberry Lime Jam

Blueberry Lime Jam

I am so happy to say that after about five weeks of living in the guest room, having work done on the house and a significant decimation of some savings, we have a beautiful new bathroom. I don’t want to jinx anything, because it still has to pass the inspection by the city, but it […]

Blood Orange Marmalade

Ah, the last throes of winter. It’s too early for strawberries. It’s too late for anything but oranges. It’s not a great time to run out of homemade jam. Unless you should decide that maybe it’s time to make marmalade. I made a small batch of this in the hopes that I would soon be […]

Two-Ingredient Plum Jam

Last week, I guess I forgot that I was on my own for a second at the grocery store. I bought WAY more fresh fruit than I could possibly eat. So when it became the night before I would leave for Chicago, I had eaten my nectarines, but still had six or eight plums. So […]

Oatmeal Walnut Blueberry Thumbrpint Cookies

Yes, that’s a mouthful, and so are these cookies.   Remember that jam from earlier this week? Well, I made 2 lbs. of blueberries worth, because I was looking ahead to making these. I have to admit, sometimes I crave something besides the traditional butter cookie dough (cooked, that is – I could never eat […]

Cooked up on August 8, 2012

More like this: baking | cookies | dessert | summer | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Two Ingredient Blueberry Jam – er, Conserve

You know it’s hot outside when we are excited to go back to work for the air conditioning. Yuck! The temperature is supposed to go steadily back to our happy mid-80s this week – something I am so thankful for! It’s only like, 80 something outside right now. It will probably be a bit easier […]

Raspberry Jam… Two Ingredients

It’s berry season, and I don’t care where you live, you’ve gotta get your hands on some fresh ones. ESPECIALLY if you’re in the Pacific Northwest. It’s practically your civic duty. We are lucky enough to live next to neighbors with a big pack of berry bushes and a willingness to share. And there are […]

For breakfast this weekend, have some homemade jam. No canning required.

Did you know that if you aren’t making preserves that will live on a shelf for month – you’re just making jam instead that you’ll stick in your fridge and use in a few days – then making jam is totally easy? We are talking fruit, sugar, saucepan, done. This is a perfect application for […]

Cooked up on August 5, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | CSA | dessert | garden | six ingredients or less | summer

Homemade Pop Tarts. Oh Baby.

This has to be one of our most fun kitchen projects ever. We made homemade pop tarts. Yes. They are that good. It’s like the treat that I enjoyed so much when I was a kid because I didn’t read the back of the box and then ate them in sets of two. Then I […]

Cooked up on July 27, 2011

More like this: breakfast | dessert | snack