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Jams & Preserves

Blackberry Lavender Preserves

Blackberry Lavender Preserves can be made with fresh or frozen berries. Lavender is the perfect accent flavor for luscious blackberries. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Home canning is much easier than you think it is. If you’re a canning novice, fruit preserves are a great place to start. Because jams, jellies …

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Sourdough Focaccia with Pickled Grapes and Speck

Sourdough Focaccia with pickled grapes, speck and thyme is a deliciously crusty and chewy flatbread with a light crumb and big bursts of flavor from the bold toppings. I have two words for you — Picked Grapes! Wow, they are my new obsession. I’m so happy that Sneha, our hostess for today’s #BreadBakers event, chose …

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How to Make Chipotles in Adobo Sauce at home.

Want to learn how to make Chipotles in Adobo Sauce in your kitchen? You can do it using either store-bought or homemade Chipotle Peppers. So now that I’ve pickled, smoked, dried and jellied this summer’s bounty of chili peppers, it’s time to make one of my absolute favorite condiments, Chipotles in Adobo sauce. I always …

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DIY Chipotle Peppers – How to Make Chipotle Peppers at Home

Make Chipotle Peppers at home? Peppers are grown, not made, right? Not always! Chipotle are not a type of pepper that you grow in the garden. Chipotle Peppers are ripe, red jalapeno peppers that have been smoked and dried. If you’ve got a bunch of jalapenos from your garden or farmers’ market, you can DIY …

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