Apricotageddon Jam

As previously noted we got inundated with apricots from our neighbours tree, so it was only natural to make a bunch of jam! Here is the delicious recipe followed by some chit chat (if you are interested). INGREDIENTS *Makes about 8 half-pints. 8 cups of diced apricots 1/4 cup lemon juice 5 cups sugar 1…

Apricotageddon

Last year in February (2020), when we were gung-ho to get out in the yard as winter was slowly disappearing, I wrote about trimming some trees that our neighbours have, which overhang the fence and our yard. In that “Boundaries” post, I noted that the trimming was partly to keep the fruit from our yard,…

The Importance of Canning

As we are planning our garden for the 2021 growing year, we are also determining how we will process some of our foods. Up until we started growing a large garden, we hadn’t spent any time canning food. Our little garden in our rental gave us enough food to enjoy while it grew, but wasn’t…

We Be Jammin’ – Peach Brown Sugar Bourbon Jam

Recipe makes approx 8 half pints INGREDIENTS ~ 12 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks ~ 3 cups brown sugar ~ 2 cups granulated sugar ~ 1/2 cup lemon juice ~ 1 box pectin ~ 1/2 cup bourbon (your choice, I had Southern Comfort in my cabinet so I went with that…even…

We Be Jammin’ – Peach Thyme Jam

Another delicious jam to add to the rotation of fall canning. The flavour is amazing and the perfect mix. Although the peaches didn’t come from our garden (hopefully one day soon they will), the thyme was fresh picked from our herb bed. I recommend this for a scrumptious twist on a classic jam. This makes…

We Be Jammin’ – Pear Cardamom

It’s that time of the year where we stock our pantry with the goodies we make from our garden. Unfortunately, I don’t have fruit trees yet because we are still landscaping the yard, but now is the time to try all these great recipes to help me decide what fruit trees I must have in…

We be Jammin’

So my fall creations from the garden continue…sort of. These two delicious recipes ingredients came from someone else’s gardens, but they are tasty none-the-less, and are getting me prepared for when we have our fruit trees. Our plan is to have peaches, pears, apricots, apples and cherries. I would love some citrus trees, but they…

Strawberry Fields Forever

We had another great year with our strawberries. I wasn’t a huge fan of strawberries until we started to grow them ourselves and I realized what a strawberry should truly taste like. Store bought are just a hint of what a strawberry really should look and taste like. Our strawberries are big, juicy and red…