Jams & Preserves

Jams & Preserves2018-02-18T09:30:48+00:00

There is very little more satisfying in the kitchen than taking a bunch of something that’s highly perishable and turning it into a batch of something that lasts and lasts, tastes amazing and looks beautiful on the shelf, to boot.

 

Preserved Lemons

All winter long (and it was indeed a long winter), I meant to preserve some citrus. I had grand schemes for jars of curds and grapefruit jam, homemade marmalade if I could fi [...]

April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Why is my rhubarb green?

I will never dispute the superior quality of the rhubarb I buy from *my* vegetable stand at the farmers’ market in Saint-Malo, but I’ve always found its color disappointing. [...]

March 14th, 2018|1 Comment

Homemade Apple Butter

Each year, I make more. I have not yet reached the apple butter output of nearby villages in Brittany where le pommé (the local term for apple butter) is simmered and stirred [...]

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Not-so-“Parfait” Jam

No, apricots are not still in season in France in September, but I did just find myself simmering a pot of apricot jam just recently... While digging through my pantry, I not [...]

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Homemade Fruit Jam

I have a little problem with large quantities of fruit for sale. I see them, and I must have them—for jam, natch. Nevermind that a 5-pound flat of strawberries will make thre [...]

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Wild Plum Compote

I have been wracking my brain for a way to make ‘compote’ sound sexy. Exciting. Like something you want to jump out of your chair and make immediately. And I keep coming up w [...]

August 2nd, 2017|2 Comments