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Limoncello From Scratch

  Limoncello From Scratch : Italian freezer drink. Best Limoncello from Scratch recipe ! Limoncello from Scratch requires several phases to make but it is worth of every second ! If you cannot get Sorrento lemons ( Limone di Sorrento ), Eureka Lemons are excellent as well. But if you… Read more »

Kumquat Curd

  Kumquat curd is delightful, tart, silky specialty for all kumquats recipe lovers!   Everything is mini sized here. Even the puff pastry flower cups. And again, I wonder if this could be a breakfast or an afternoon snack, or both ūüėä Since kumquat is an olive sized tangerine, I… Read more »

Isabella Grape Jam

Isabella Grape Jam: Heard it through the grapevine ‚Ķ   I still remember the fragrance the Isabella grapes released after rain in my grandmother’s backyard. We used to play hide-and-seek there under the grand grapevine roof, all around the chairs, running among the Isabella vines and peonies. Is there any… Read more »

Caramel Apple Jam

Caramel Apple Jam: Falling into perfect combination of flavors ! Apple time, people! One of my supporting friends has arrived from the coast for a few days to pick the apples up at her countryside garden. She also takes a special care of heirloom varieties and so it happened that… Read more »

Blackberry Apple Earl Grey Jam

Blackberry Apple Earl Grey Jam: Apples and seedless blackberries jam with a hint of Earl Grey. Give me Five (o’clock tea) please ! Blackberries and apples are an excellent combination for a jam. Earl Grey Tea leaves with its’ bergamot flavor makes it definitely one of my favorite jams. Imagine… Read more »

Nasturtium Orange Jam

  Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire. A bit of sweet and a bit of bitter.   Flowering of nasturtium lasts for several months: mid spring until late fall. This is the season to make this nasturtium orange jam. Nasturtium flowers have peppery, spicy and… Read more »

Raspberry Agar Jam

Raspberry Agar Jam: Raspberry fragrance bottled up with healthy agar and chopped lemon. Agar is natural gelatin and is used as replacement for pectin in jams. The one I have used is powdered. When making jam or jelly with it, it is important to boil it for several minutes. Also,… Read more »

Nasturtium Elderflower Jam

  Nasturtium Elderflower Jam is the best jamming ever! Perfect combination of edible flowers for the best delicate jam!   My memories travels back to my grandmother‚Äôs garden. It was full of edible plants to use in her kitchen, both for healthy and tasty reasons. I am happy to see… Read more »

Strawberry Rosemary Jam

Strawberry Rosemary Jam: Super easy strawberry jam with hints of rosemary. Irresistible ! The strawberries fragrance has attracted me on Saturday morning while I did some shopping at the street market. Intense red color and knowing it is a heirloom variety has made me buy several packages. After we had… Read more »

Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower Syrup : Elderflower fragrance captured in a bottle. Floral refreshing drink for hot summer days. Weatherman has announced a hard rain for tomorrow so I rushed to the forest nearby after working hours to gather elder blossoms for a syrup. After the rain, they loose their fragrance and the… Read more »