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Peach catch-up.

It’s been a busy and rough week or so. Shortly after finishing using up all those blueberries, I broke a tooth. Well, not really. Kind of. A filling in my wisdom tooth fell out, taking some tooth with it, leaving me with not much to speak of. After seeing my dentist, we agreed that it […]

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Black ‘n’ blue preserves.

This isn’t your average jam. Well maybe it is. But it isn’t the kind you’ll buy in a supermarket. Blueberry black pepper preserves.   And speaking of supermarkets, I bought these blueberries for super cheap at the supermarket. They were not only cheap, they were HUGE! And perfect! I hadn’t made any berry jam this […]

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Cherry salsa.

I had this idea after eating Mexican food with my mom. No I didn’t. I’m lying. I mean I did, because they had a mango salsa and she loves the peach salsa I make her every year.  I was thinking of what other kinds of unique salsa I could make for the summer. But the […]

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Cherry vanilla freezy freaker jam.

Confession: I have never made a freezer jam. Never. In my 6+ years of canning, I have not once made a jam that is no-cook, pop in the freezer. I skipped right over all that and went right to the hard stuff. People say it’s so simple for a beginner and its an easy way […]

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