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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. [...]

2021-04-20T10:23:56-04:003 Comments

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 [...]

2021-10-09T05:59:18-04:000 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 [...]

2018-01-10T15:33:40-05:000 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 [...]

2023-02-01T01:08:38-05:003 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 [...]

2021-03-17T13:30:37-04:002 Comments
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