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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. Flamengo 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 »

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: I make a jam when Life gives me flowers. Both of the plants are retro and are getting more and more attention nowadays. There is a good reason for this, I think. We are changing, all of us; we are discovering that life is more about Nature… 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 »

Pumpkin Cranberry Jam

When Jack O’ Lanterns’ time arrives, it is good idea to save the pumpkin meat that you take out if the pumpkin is not too big. If it is, then pulpa will not be as tasteful as it is when using the medium and smaller ones. To manage leftovers, use… Read more »

French Toast with Blackberry Jam

In my family, eggy breads or French toast are made for breakfasts when bread has gone stale. We never waist food. Creativity makes us survive. If you think what to do with only some slices of bread, egg, a few drops of a milk and jar of jam almost gone,… Read more »