Rose Hips. They’re found in most coastal areas- easily spotted by their bulbous prickly balls that are brilliant shades of orange and red. The roses that grow on the same bush are often bright fushia, purple or a soft white. They are a staple plant in a coastal town like mine. I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading Rose Hips Jelly
I might have mentioned that we went strawberry picking last weekend and scored a TON of strawberries. I wanted to make something special for the winner of the “I Do” contest, Marianne, so I decided I would make these delightful crumbly cookies, and hope they make it down to PA. These are incredibly easy to … Continue reading Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Cardamom Jam
It’s PYO Strawberry season here on the east coast of the USA. Due to our l-o-n-g winter, it’s taken a long time for most things to grow over here. So, it’s supposed to be blueberry season, but, it’s not. AND Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had their baby girl. YAY!! To celebrate both of these … Continue reading Not Your Average Strawberry Jam
After countless posts complaining about the lack of spring, the weather channel informs me that we will have warm(er) weather this week, possibly even up to the 70’s. EEEK I’m so excited! To celebrate, I decided to make some gorgeous blood orange marmalade. Full disclosure, I’ve never made marmalade before, and I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading Blood Orange Marmalade
So we’ve been busy. I guess all that sickness has really brought out the productivity in Z and me. We’ve declared daylight hours to be T.V. free (I’m banking that’s probably going to go out the door tomorrow, but hey, I tried), we’ve been super crafty by making things like bird feeders our of lemon … Continue reading Cupcakes and Pie Oh My!
A while back I made a large batch of jam based on a technique I learned in a jam making class. I adopted similar methods, but updated to make the process more toddler friendly. Zara and I made a mess of jam for the holidays, which we have since given away to family and friends. … Continue reading Reconstituting Jam