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Pink Guava & Key Lime Jam With Black Cracked Pepper

Pink Guava & Key Lime Jam With Black Cracked Pepper

My neighbor has a massively productive pink guava tree. After picking 25 pounds of fruit, I hadn’t even harvested half of the ripe guavas off the tree. Unfortunately, I had to stop picking when a grumpy spider, who was clearly sick of me shaking her tree, decided to take a chomp out of my arm. […]

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Pollinator Frocks Are Wearable Gardens That Attract, Feed Hungry Bees…Uhhh, WTF?

Pollinator Frocks Are Wearable Gardens That Attract, Feed Hungry Bees…Uhhh, WTF?

Artist Karen Ingham, with the help of technologists at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, has developed Pollinator Frocks, a limited edition, unisex clothing collection made from specially designed textiles that have been treated with a “nectar-like” solution. The wearable food trucks *cough* I mean dresses will, allegedly, keep bees and other pollinators fed […]

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Week #3 of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Fig & Pear Jam With Wild Turkey Bourbon

Week #3 of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Fig & Pear Jam With Wild Turkey Bourbon

I had totally forgotten about the ziplock bag of Brown Turkey figs I’d picked from Julien’s tree back in September. It had been hiding at the bottom of the bacon drawer in the freezer. How I missed seeing anything in the bacon drawer for four months really is beyond me. Julien is a fan of […]

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Week #2 Of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Lemon-Ginger-Honey Marmalade

Week #2 Of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Lemon-Ginger-Honey Marmalade

Since my neighbors have several hundred pounds of surplus citrus, I’m trying to develop some marmalade recipes that even non-marmalade-lovers will enjoy. I’d love to create a ginger lemon marmalade that tastes like the lemon echinacea juice from Trader Joe’s and is, as far as I am concerned, the nectar of the gods. I wanted […]

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Week #1 Of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Tangerine Jam

Week #1 Of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Tangerine Jam

My friend Billy gave me eight pounds of tangerines and four pounds of lemons off his backyard tree. Since I’m not a huge fan of marmalade, I decided to try and make a citrus jam instead. Recipe 32 ounces of tangerine juice 4 cups of granulated cane sugar juice of 2 lemons 3 tablespoons of […]

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The Jam Slam 2011: A Call To Preservationists Everywhere!

The Jam Slam 2011: A Call To Preservationists Everywhere!

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to make a different variety of jam every week for a year. As canning is one of those fake frugal hobbies like knitting or quilting, I’m going to offset my jam costs by sourcing free fruit by growing my own, collecting surplus produce from my neighbors, gleaning ingredients […]

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52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge–Letter #1

52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge–Letter #1

Check out this fabulous, enameled and bejeweled, bee-shaped pill box my friend Stephanie sent me for, oh, no good reason. She’s definitely tuned into my psychic radio station, because I know I’ve never mentioned to her that I’ve been looking for a pill box to replace the grubby little Tupperware container I’ve been carrying around […]

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