Preserving

How to Can Peaches

How to Can Peaches

Well, as I’m sitting in our home office this evening, I can tell that the end is nigh. It’s raining. Kind of a lot. Again. *cries* I don’t know if I’m actually going to get any tomatoes this year or if the ones on the vine will just spit and/or get covered in mold. Maybe […]

Cooked up on August 28, 2013

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Scenes from the Portland Food Swap, Plus Tips for Newbie Swappers

Every time I get to go to one of these food swaps, I am always blown away by the skill and creativity of the home cooks in our Portland food community. This quarter’s swap featured a beautiful cake, several mustards, dill pickles, marinated chevre, zucchini soup, soft pretzels, artisan breads, curries, granola, salsas, sourdough and […]

Cooked up on August 7, 2013

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Marionberry Jam

Marionberry/Blackberry Jam

To say that marionberries are dear to the hearts of Oregonians is like saying that kids like pizza and ice cream: a total understatement. If something can be made with marionberries in this state, it will be done. Pie. Jam. Yogurt. Ice cream. Pancakes. And for the love of Portlandia, don’t call them “blackberries.” This […]

In Which I Make Dried Tomatoes

This weekend I took the opportunity to start trying to process some of our tons of tomatoes to be used at a later date, and I started by drying some tomatoes.I haven’t tasted them yet, but this should yield a similar result to the sun-dried tomatoes I pay $3 or more a cup for at […]

Cooked up on September 7, 2011

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