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Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies

Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies: perfect vintage afternoon snack our grandmother used to make. To continue with ancient foods and ingredients, here I present Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies. She used to make two or three batches !!! when her children and grandchildren were coming for a visit since she… 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 »

Amaretti Thumbprints

Amaretti Thumbprints : Italian almond pearls, so easy to make. Perfect for holidays ! This simple and delicious, traditional dessert recipe is quite an old one and perfect for holidays. Three weeks storage characteristic is due to almond based, cantuccini like batter, once cooked; crunchy and dry. It is well… 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 »

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jam

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jam : inspired by Rose Petals Turkish Delight. My mother bakes almost the same collection of cookies for every Christmas and it’s all right because there is always somebody that likes the specific kind. But ! I tried to replace walnuts with pistachio when making… Read more »

Isabella Grape Jam

Isabella Grape Jam: Heard it through the grapevine …   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. To capture this beauty you need to know that flowering time of nasturtium lasts for several months: mid spring until late fall. If you make orange jam  before, no problem. Just bring orange jam prepared earlier to boil on… Read more »