Seedless Blackberry Vanilla Bean Jam

Ingredients: 8-10 cups whole, picked over blackberries 4 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 box liquid pectin (3 oz., one of the little packets in the box) 1/4 cup lemon juice zest of one lemon 3 vanilla beans, scraped Directions: Mash the berries through a sieve (use a whisk to get more […]

White Peach & Fresh Ginger Jam

Ingredients: 8 cups finely diced white peaches 6 cups sugar 1/4 cup bourbon (optional) 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice* 1 6 oz box liquid pectin (2 packets) 2 inch chunk ginger, peeled Directions: Add the sugar and peaches to a large pot. Prep jars/lids for canning. Bring the mixture to […]

Hot Slice (of Pickle)

Ingredients: 4 lb pickling cucumbers, sliced 3 cups water 2 cups white vinegar 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup pickling salt 6 teaspoons peppercorns 6 dried pili pili peppers 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 […]

Pears in Sweet Tea Syrup

Ingredients: 10 Bartlett pears 5 cups water 2 cups sugar 3 Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea bags Directions: Prep 3 quart jars. Peel, core and halve the pears. If you’d like, float them in water mixed with Fruit Fresh or lemon juice, to help retain their color. Pack them into the […]

Triple Dill Pickles

Ingredients: 4 lb pickling cucumbers, quartered length-wise 3 cups water 2 3/4 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup pickling salt 6 teaspoons yellow mustard seed 6 tablespoons dill seed 3 teaspoons dillweed 6 bay leaves 6 cloves garlic 1/2 cup minced dill Directions: Bring the water, vinegar and salt to a […]

Zydeco Beans

Ingredients: 3 lb French green beans, ends trimmed (also called haricots verts) 3 cups water 3 cups white vinegar 1/3 cup pickling salt 1/2 cup minced fresh dill 1 head garlic, peeled 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons dill seed 1 tablespoon red chile flakes 1/2 teaspoon […]

Mint-Infused Blueberry-Lime Jam

Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh mint 8-10 cups whole, picked over blueberries* 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz., 2 little packets) juice and zest of 2 limes Directions: Lightly bruise the mint and stuff as much as you can into a tea ball. Set aside. Pour the […]

Savory Pickled Beets

Ingredients: 3 lbs peeled, cooked beets cut into 1/4 inch slices 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 2 teaspoons dill seed 2 teaspoons peppercorns 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon salt 3 bay leaves 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 2 cups water 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 onion, sliced […]