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Homemade Fig Jam

Homemade Fig Jam : Marmellata di Fichi : come farla di casa. I love making Homemade Fig Jam with orange juice, not lemon. For that purpose, you may prefer low sugar oranges. If not at hand, you may add lemon juice instead. Low sugar oranges’ juice gives better, slightly sharp,… Read more »

Wild Strawberry Jam without Pectin

Wild Strawberry Jam without Pectin : Hungarian easy, vintage and healthy jam, perfect for meringue cake spread and breakfast waffles or pancakes. If you manage to get wild strawberries, this Wild Strawberry Jam without Pectin is highly recommended. I got lucky to pick some during our first open air party… Read more »

Cured Egg Yolks

Cured Egg Yolks : preserving food, vintage way. Since ancient times, simple food was cured for delicacies to prepare once the ingredients were expensive or out of season. Type of the food cured and the quantities depended on environment and the size of one’s pocket, of course. Ham, fish, bacon,… Read more »

Pickled Mushrooms Recipe

Pickled Mushrooms Recipe : Vintage way to celebrate beautiful gifts of late summer ! One early Saturday morning, while still extremely hot but after hard rain pouring all night, I have bought three kinds of mushrooms and wanted to make Pickled Mushrooms Recipe, all three versions, separated, in one afternoon.… Read more »

Homemade Peach Jam Recipe

Homemade Peach Jam Recipe : keeper for sandwich cookies to be made for holidays ! We don’t find purple peaches at our street market that often so I decided to buy some and make the best use of them; eating them fresh is the great but posting Homemade Peach Jam… Read more »