Sunshine Strawberry Oven Jam

Sunshine strawberry oven jam comes to us from the Small Batch Preserving book. The “sunshine” comes in as reference to the throwback process of placing the cooked berries out in the sun for several days to evaporate the liquid and thicken up the jam. I can only imagine the bugs, primarily bees in my yard, […]

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Cheesecake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Once you try the pairing of balsamic vinegar and strawberry, your life may never be the same. Strawberry Balsamic sauce is simple and versatile. The best part (other than flay-vore) is that at the end of the recipe you actually end up with two products: the chunky fruit sauce and the strained strawberry vinegar. The […]

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Preserving the Strawberry Bounty: How to Hull a Strawberry

Sure, I could have titled this post Strawberry Fields Forever, but it just seems so obvious… I recently was unsupervised out at Bolles Farm, near Monroe Washington, (aka berry picking with a group of co-workers sans hubs) and returned with sixteen pounds of organic strawberries.  Sure two of them were “for the MIL” but the […]

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The Last Boxed Cake Mix Stand and Tossing Together a Trifle

I’ve decided to no longer use boxed cake mixes, or at least not keep them in my pantry (caveat presented later). Ditto for canned frosting (it’s not as good anyways). Last week I finished, K. Flinn’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School, in which she presents straight forward food, eating and cooking advice. One chapter addresses cake […]

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