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Disasters and Drinks

Here’s a fun story for you.  I was canning lime curd earlier this week (limes were on sale at ShopRite, I couldn’t help myself) and as I was pulling some empty jars out of the canner, I managed to pour an entire jar full of nearly-boiling water down my arm.  After I recovered from the […]

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New class at Savory Spice Shop

I’m so excited to announce that I’m partnering with Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, NJ for a canning class this August!  The class will be done “Food Network Style”, so I’ll be at the front talking and cooking while the audience takes it all in and applauds at the end (I hope!)  We’ll be making […]

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You gotta keep ’em macerated…

Last weekend was a bit of a strawberry-palooza over here.  My husband came home on Friday with an entire flat of strawberries from the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market, (I had pre-arranged the pickup with the farmer) and they topped off the box, which was just crazy- I had over 13 pounds of strawberries! I consulted […]

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New season, new jars, new site…

It’s May in New Jersey- my husband is lamenting that the asparagus season is practically over before it started, and the tiny sweet strawberries are turning to mush with all of this rain.    My Mother’s Day gift was a slew of new Weck jars, and a new strawberry huller is on the way, so I […]

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20 Cases of Jars and a Wedding

My baby sister is getting married in July, and since we all grew up on a farm, having a favor of a Ball jar of jam is just perfect. Now, normally, I would be up for a big canning project, but the task of making and canning over 200 jars of strawberry jam was one […]

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