Recipes: Does too many bananas spoil the bunch?

That is the question I faced when the banana fairy (also known as my MIL) visited the same day the grocery deposited my “oopsie too big” of an order. I do not think very many people are as lucky as I to have a banana fairy, where you could never be fast enough to buy […]

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Blackberry Jam – Yes you can!

I recently came across this great mural of inspiration during a morning hood walk. Jam! Granted it is not berry season here in Seattle, but I did make some tasty blackberry jam this summer, right before ripping those obnoxious thorns out of the ground (actually hired someone to do that, who I am I fooling). […]

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Into hot water ….

I’m into hot water … bath canning. 🙂  This is my third year canning and it is as satisfying as ever. This year has been especially “fruitful” with the Asian pear tree in our backyard producing I am not even sure how many pounds, probably about 30#. The plum tree also really out did itself […]

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