We have a new neighbor across the street and my usual practice has been to gift new neighbors with a jar of jam as a welcoming to the neighborhood. Surprisingly, I had no jam on hand—normally I have 4-5 jars ready to distribute or for personal consumption. I needed to make a new batch.
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I am making a roasted chicken with some pear jam that I was given as a Christmas gift. I thought that some people might need a substitute for this ingredient, if they cannot find commercial pear jam. I thought a quick small batch jam was what was needed. Continue reading
Adapted from a Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association recipe
Jan and I were at our local farmers’ market and Jan spotted a table with piles of free printed recipes. This one appealed to her, so I made it for her. It substitutes cherries for tomatoes, the common base ingredient of brushetta. I took it one step further and used my favorite, Rainier cherries.
Jan saw a bunch of fruit at the farmer’s market and thought, “What goes with lamb skewers? Fruit skewers!” Some of the fruit was not quite ripe and I suggested that since I would already have the grill going we could throw them on. Jan thought this was a good idea.
Jan had an idea Thanksgiving Day morning of a mojito dressing for the fruit salad she was making. Unfortunately we were out of regular mint and we only had the spearmint that grows as a weed in our yard. We did however have mint and rum extracts in the cupboard. This is what she came up with: