Category Archives: Condiments

Pear-Cranberry Conserve with Almonds and Crystallized Ginger

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Our friends at Pomona’s Universal Pectin wanted to share a recipe from their book  Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin by Allison Carroll Duffy (Fair Winds Press, June 2013). This recipe for pear-cranberry conserve will be the perfect addition to scones on Christmas morning, and it can moonlight on your cheese platter later that day […]



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What to do with very large cucumbers – Cucumber Relish!

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Super large cucumbers are often hard to transform into crispy pickle spears, and are often quite seedy, but still have much potential! I recently had some very large cucumbers. My initial plan was to pickle them, but their seedy nature was making that difficult. So, we changed things up a little. After […]



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Get More Out Of Your CSA – Make Vegetable Stock

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We are pleased to introduce our guest blogger, Sarah Mock from How I Pinch a Penny. Sarah has some excellent tips and creative ways to save money around your home. One way she saves, is by preserving her own food. Today she is teaching us how to use every ounce of goodness […]



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How to Make Spice Rubs for Dad

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Father’s Day is coming up…and we set out to find a DIY project for Dad that would be useful, fun, kid friendly, frugal & easy to personalize.  It can be pretty tricky to find that perfect Father’s Day gift or DIY project…but I think we’ve landed on a favorite! Grilling season has […]



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Holiday Cranberry-Rosemary Vinegar

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Our family friend, Carla, made some Cranberry-Rosemary Vinegar to give to teachers, co-workers, and other friends this Christmas. We shared a picture on Facebook and many of you wanted to hear more about how she made it. Carla snapped some pictures when she and her kids made the next batch, and she […]



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Recipes for Spice Mixes in a Jar

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Today we are hosting Cristina from An Organic Wife. She is sharing her favorite ‘make it yourself ‘spice mixes. These are so easy to make and store in jars that I bet you’ll nix the store-bought stuff from now on.  We are also hosting a giveaway over on her blog. Stop over […]



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