Category Archives: Preserves

Simple Apple Tarts Using Local Farm Ingredients

    One of my favorite treats are simple handmade tarts because they give me an opportunity to test flavor combinations and don’t require much time to make. These sweet little apple tarts are an easy treat to make when … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothies at the Homesteading Fair

This creamy smoothie tastes like a frozen pumpkin pie but includes healthy roasted winter squash, frozen cantaloupe and dehydrated peaches along with pecans and sorghum. Continue reading

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Polenta Coconut Pudding with Seasonal Fruit

Summer berries make an appearance anytime during the year with this light and creamy vegan version of Sweet Polenta Coconut Pudding. Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Candied Ginger

Three pantry items from one “candy” process. Using organic Appalachian Mountain maple syrup, fresh organic local ginger rhizomes and pure maple sugar combine with a little heat to create a year’s worth of ginger infused maple syrup, ginger infused maple sugar and maple syrup candied ginger. Continue reading

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Strawberry Madeleines for Mother’s Day

Dealing with 25 pounds of any fruit can be challenging, especially when you need to clean and store it as quickly as possible to retain the best flavor. That’s probably why most folks resort to canning or freezing. So it … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mini Muffins

Use your own strawberry preserves to make this little mini muffins anytime during the year. Continue reading

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Strawberry, Lavender & Honey Jam

Organic spring strawberries blended with garden lavender & local honey creates a subtle alternative to standard store bought jam. Continue reading

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Pear Butter with Fresh Ginger

Delicate Pear Butter using local fresh ginger and spices from your cabinet. Freezes well and is adaptable for many recipes both savory and sweet. Continue reading

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Applesauce & Fig Cake

A cake made with both summer and fall fruits. Use fresh-made applesauce and stored fig preserves in the fall or canned applesauce and fresh figs in the summer. Delightfully light with tea, coffee, or ice cream. Continue reading

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Tomato Jam in the heat of the Summer

Fresh summer tomato jam can be stored in the freezer for months and used on meatloaf, burgers or spicy sausages. Continue reading

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