Tomato Preserves Old Fashion Homemade

Homemakers going back to the 18th century were putting up tomatoes in syrup, then serving them on their own with custard or as a condiment for desserts like sago pudding, a tapiocalike dish. Later came tomato jelly and jam . The tomato recipes, which appear in many cookbooks.. often contained lemon or ginger, and the … Read more

Grape Jelly Recipes

Concord Grapes are most commonly grape for jelly, but others can be used as well. Make your jelly as soon as possible after the grapes are harvested or brought home from the market. Weigh the grapes on the stems and for every pound of grapes thus weighed allow three-quarters of a pound of granulated sugar. … Read more

Goji Berry Wine Recipe

This Recipe calls for dried Goji Berries. Although if you access to fresh ones, don’t use them here as it will drastically alter ratios ….. Ingredients 2 pounds Dried Goji Berries 1 lb Raisins Water 1.5 lbs. sugar 1 Pkg. Wine Yeast 2 Campden Tablets or 1/4 Teaspoon Potassium Bisulfite 1 teaspoon tannin 1 teaspoon … Read more

Lingonberry Jam and Sweet Preserves

Lingonberry is not well known in North America, it is a Scandanavian delight. Lingonberry, sometimes called Mountain cranberry, cowberry or foxberry is related to cranberries and blueberries. Lingonberry is indigenous to some of the coldest regions on Earth. It is a semi evergreen and retains its green luster all winter long. Ingredients 3 cups Lingonberries … Read more

Cajun Creole Eggplant Recipes

Cajun and Creole dishes are very much alike, the main difference is the people behind these culinary styles. The Creole people were descendants of French colonists in Louisiana, primarily in New Orleans. As populations intermingled, the French and Spanish ruling class of New Orleans became associated with the designation ‘Creole’. Over time Creole expanded to … Read more

How to Freeze Peaches the Right Way

If you’re like me, you go through a lot of peaches during the summer. They’re one of my favorite fruits. But sometimes I end up with more than I can eat before they go bad. That’s when I freeze them! Freezing peaches is a great way to extend their shelf life. Not to mention, it’s really easy to do. Read on to find out how to do it correctly to maintain maximum freshness.

Best Wine Presses for Small Batch Wine Making

Are you into wine making? If so, you’ll know that there are a lot of different presses on the market to choose from. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the best wine presses for small batch wine making. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking for an upgrade, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn more.

Asian Plum Sauce Recipe

Plum sauce is a sweet and sour condiment used as a dip in Chinese cuisine or as a glaze for meats such as roast duck. It is made from sweet plums melded with other fruits, in this case peaches, along with sugar, vinegar, salt, ginger and peppers. Ingredients 3 lbs. Plums, pitted and chopped2 lbs … Read more

Spicy Pickled Garlic

Top-down view of spicy pickled garlic in a canning jar.

Pickled garlic is best used in small quantities a bite here and a nibble there, when properly prepared it’s tasty and not over overpoweringly pungent. It won’t give you Garlic breath as raw garlic will. It can also be added in with other pickle mixes or used just as raw garlic is, chopped up and … Read more