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Thai Basil Black Raspberry Shrub

Fruit Shrub Spritzers have become favorite refreshments on these hot summer days. Simply pour a little shrub over a glass of ice and fill with seltzer and you’ve got a sparkly delicious drink.  We’ve enjoyed trying out some new flavor combinations too, as we compete with the birds for our Black Raspberry harvest each day, and as our herb patch explodes with such aromatic goodness! […]

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Homemade Shrubs or Drinking Vinegars – Cold Process

Last week, we shared a recipe for this amazing Black Cherry Shrub and were so floored by the ease of making them and pleased with the flavor results that we’ve tried a few more variations. That Black Cherry version that we made spent some time on the stove in order to speed up the  sugar […]

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Black Cherry Shrub Recipe

We’ve been enjoying locally made Shrubs for a couple of years now and have had it in my mind that I really need to try to make some homemade versions. Since Marisa’s Food in Jars Mastery Challenge has a focus on Shrubs this month, I had some frozen Black Cherries and fresh Raspberries on hand […]

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10 Ways to Preserve Apples

Autumn has arrived and we find ourselves eating an abundance of fresh, crisp apples freshly picked from our local orchard.  If you brought home a few too many bushels of apples from your orchard, you might need to put a few up for later. Penn State Extension has a great article about the variety of […]

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How to Preserve Strawberries – A Round-Up of Strawberry Recipes

How to preserve strawberries

It is not surprising that strawberries are a popular choice for preserves. Making strawberry jam is often the main way most preserve strawberries, but there are so many other great ways to use these sweet berries. We’ve included a few of our favorite strawberry jam recipes below. If you want to venture outside of jam, […]

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3 Ways to Preserve Berries + Blackberry Jam & Jelly Recipe Round Up

Several years ago we added a small patch of Blackberries – the thorn-less variety – to our little patch of the world. As it turns out, the kids don’t eat them out of the patch quite like they do the raspberries, so I actually get more opportunity to preserve some! Whenever I have the chance […]

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Food in Jars Mastery Challenge 2017

It’s been a joy to see the tremendous response by so many preservers to Marisa McClellan’s Food in Jars Mastery Challenge! While her challenge has given well seasoned preservers another excuse to put things up or to branch out, it has also encouraged those who have very little preserving experience!   If this is news […]

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Using Lavender in a Preserver’s Kitchen

We made Lavender Jelly with Pomona’s Pectin earlier this year and were happy with how easy it was and delighted in the color and flavor! It got rave reviews by many of the Farm Show attendees, who also thought it would be perfect in an elegant brunch spread or as shower favors. Lavender’s subtle aromatic […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up

Depending on which growing zone you’re in, rhubarb season may already be in full force, or it may just be beginning to show up in smallish bundles at the market. Often, the Red Variety of Rhubarb is most popular – that rosy hue just pops in those gorgeous foody posts- so it’s no surprise. However, […]

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Drinking Vinegar Never Tasted So Sweet

Today we’re thirsty and we’re talking about shrubs. No, not the green, leafy kind that grows in your yard. The acidic yet refreshing beverage enjoyed by many for CENTURIES. Crazy, right? Shrubs are an acidulated drink that stems from almost as early as the Middle Ages and was drank in the Middle East in hot […]

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