Instant Pot Lentil Soup

I'll be honest....I have never had much of a love affair with lentils, no matter how many times I tried new ways to eat them. From long ago days of eating at the Hippy Hut™ (the local food co-op in college....hah!) to so many ways in our years eating vegan. I simply could not get… Continue reading Instant Pot Lentil Soup

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Lower Sugar Pepper Jelly

There is nothing quite like handcrafted pepper jelly, spread on a sandwich in winter. It adds so much depth. Using Pomona's Pectin, and based off their recipe, you can make a lower sugar version quickly. Pomona's Pectin can seem at first to be a bit harder to use, but after a few canning sessions you… Continue reading Lower Sugar Pepper Jelly

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Pear and Cherry Jam

I had found a great deal on red pears and had so many I decided to make jam with them. Added in some ripe Bing cherries, for a vibrant jam. This is a low sugar jam using our favorite Pomona's Universal Pectin. Pear and Cherry Jam Ingredients: 6 cups pears* 2 cups bing cherries* ½… Continue reading Pear and Cherry Jam

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Boozy Brandy Peaches

I adapted this recipe out of The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving. A fun adult only treat, great for spooning over ice cream or yogurt. Boozy Brandy Peaches Ingredients: 1 lemon, juiced, or ¼ cup bottled lemon juice 5 pounds ripe peaches 3 cusp water 2½ cups granulated sugar 2 Tbsp pure… Continue reading Boozy Brandy Peaches

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Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

It isn't often I can justify buying vast quantities of fresh lemons in the PNW. A local store a few times a year runs a promotional "fill a bag" deal and this week it included lemons and no limits. Suffice to say I came home with 35 lemons as part of the deal and lemons… Continue reading Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate