Homemade Yogurt

This recipe has just 2 ingredients! Milk and yogurt. I know you’re thinking, “wait why do I need yogurt if I’m making yogurt?” Well, you need live active cultures, and the simplest way to get those is from yogurt. You could purchase yogurt starter in some specialty markets and online. I made mine with yogurt…

A is for Apples…and Applesauce!

Happy Fall! I was saving this post for tomorrow, the first day of fall, but I just couldn’t wait! I love applesauce. There, I said it. Actually wrote it, but you get the picture. I have written before about having been a picky eater as a child. Applesauce was a daily staple in my diet….

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Go to the farmer’s market and buy a bunch of freshly picked tomatoes. Get several different varieties if you can, especially heirloom. Then make the the easiest tomato sauce you will ever make! To make it, you basically just throw all the ingredients into a casserole dish, roast it in the oven, let it cool…

Spicy Coriander Mustard

I first blogged about homemade mustard last summer, Homemade Mustard ~ Marsala Mustard. Sadly, it is one of the least visited posts on my blog. Though I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who would never see the need to bother with this recipe; it’s simplicity boosts it into the “must make” category. You…

Jalapeno Mojito Jelly

Want a fresh way to use up those jalapenos in your garden? Jalapeno Mojito Jelly will do the trick with it’s sweet and spicy flavor! This is a small batch recipe, if you are planning a larger batch, just double or triple the recipe.  Boxed pectin can be tricky to work with. If it’s been…

August Photo Stroll

I planted strawberries in a huge pot on my deck way back in April and they have slowly been blooming and fruiting all summer. With our drought conditions, they are small, squishy and malformed but I’ve managed to add them to my berry stock to make jam. The underripe ones are higher in pectin, so…

Peaches ~ Low Sugar Peach Jam

I made a return day trip this week with family to Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia. I’ve posted about Jaemor before in Trip to the Farmstand ~ Georgia Grown, last summer. Our timing was perfect as there were several varieties of freestone peaches available. Freestone peaches are the ones in which the peach flesh comes away…

Layers ~ Pastry Metaphor

Please excuse my ramble today…accept my permission to scroll down to photos and recipe links and skip my philosophical meandering! I saw this Daily Post prompt,  Layers, a few weeks ago and meant to write a post then. But Life interrupted and put me on another track. It’s happening a lot lately. Not necessarily bad or good events,…

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

This easy homemade strawberry vanilla jam tastes so fresh you’ll think it came straight out of the strawberry patch! Strawberry Vanilla Jam 2 pints fresh strawberries 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 inch piece of vanilla bean 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered pectin 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 4 clean, sterilized pint jars with lids…