This recipe was adapted from Chef Revsin of Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.
You can find the lavender flowers in the herb sections of the supermarket. Or try 2 to 3 whole cardamom seeds in place of the lavender-lovely!
Originally I made this recipe to use in a lemon upside down cake and from there used a standard sweet canning syrup.The sweet & sour syrup can be used as a base, then soy sauce/ginger or any other spice added, thickened for oriental dishes. The lemon slices can be used as garnish, drinks, cakes, breads, rind can also be used. This recipe is multiple use.I have used the slices to decorate cakes.
This is a beautiful golden, clear, delicate, tasting jelly. Avoid the bitter milk in the flower stems, and any green parts it is UNPLEASANT! Great for gift giving. If you want to add more color add a couple drops of yellow. I found no need.
Recipe #101039 is fabulous in this recipe used as the sugar or add a vanilla bean to the 3 cups of dandelion liquid for vanilla flavor.
May 2011-I did a sun tea approach. I put the flowers in a large jar added 3 cups hot water and placed in the sun then left at room temperature for 24 hours. Strained then proceeded with the recipe.
Purslane/verdolagas is an invasive weed in many gardens. It's saving grace is that the best way to control it is to eat it. This vegetable green used in many Latin American countries. It is also popular as a salad green in France and other European countries, having similar taste and consistency to watercress. Verdolaga is also valued in Latin America for its medicinal properties. Purslane should be thoroughly washed and drained before using. Recipe courtesy of Texas A & M
A good friend gave me this recipe many years ago after I munched down nearly a quart while visiting! I threw out ALL my other dill pickle recipes because THIS ONE is the best. Several years ago, it occurred to me to enter my pickles in the County Fair. So I did. Since I'm superintendent over in the Junior Foods & Nutrition Department, I don't get to watch the Open Class judging. So later in the day (after judging in both classes was over), I went to see how my pickles (and other canned goods) fared [pun intended!]. I couldn't find my jar of pickles. They weren't on any of the shelves, neither were they in with the "disqualified" items. Hmmm. Then I spied them! Not only did they have a big blue ribbon on them, but they also received Best of Show AND the canning award! What a thrill!!! There's nothing like winning at the fair--amongst all those good cooks--to feel validated as a successful home-canner. NOTE: I did NOT list an amount for the cucumbers since I've never measured how many pounds I use--sorry! SERVING SIZE is the number of ounces in a quart jar--to facilitate nutritional information.
This recipe is from a friend's, daughter's mother-in-law (kinda like a 5th cousin twice removed and it is delicious! If you want it "HOT" just add a dozen finely chopped jalapenos. I do not water bath the jars but I am very careful with sterilizing and make sure the lids are sealed. I you feel better waterbathing them do it for 15 minutes.
I make this jam when freestone peaches are available because the entire jam making process is much easier and quicker when the stone slides out of the fruit when you halve the fruit. Heat a large pot of boiling water and dip your whole peaches in them for a quick peeling method. 8 cups of peaches is around 11 large peaches. Chop the fruit about the size of a pair of dice. This is absoulutely the best peach jam I have ever made.
This is an amazingly good marmalade. I got the recipe from the Canadian Farm Cookbook of 1911. I used to make plain Seville orange marmalade but I like this better. It only makes three jars, but unlike most recipes for preserves, it does very well when doubled. If you love marmalade, you will want to!
Fabulous lemon marmalade with perfect balance of sweetness and sourness. The inspiration for this came from Gourmet Magazine. It is very important to remove foam and scum while cooking this marmalade to produce clarity to this marmalade. The pits work to jell this marmalade. This makes 3 pint size jars with a little leftover. Everything except the seeds are jarred (do not peel). Seeds are used for jelling only and later removed. This marmalade is for Meyer lemons. I have not tried this recipe with regular lemons.
Orange marmalade has long been a favorite spread for breads. However, marmalades are used not only as a sweet spread, but also as a main ingredient in a variety of breads and desserts as well as in sweet and savory sauces for meat, poultry, and vegetables.
This recipe was printed in the Jerusalem Post last week, and it's from Lynette Levius of Netanya, Israel. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to make a batch this weekend. February 2010: Since posting this recipe I've made it several times each winter (winter is citrus seaon here). It's a wonderful recipe, totally fail-proof as the title says. It's great on toast and makes a wonderful gift. I especially love a 50/50 orange/clementine mix, a rich citrus flavor with an intense orange color.
My girlfriend's MIL fashioned this recipe many years ago and it is wonderful! Easy to make, and so good with so many things.
Note: The easiest way I have found to sterilize jars is to wash and rinse them well, fill them with boiling water for a few minutes, empty, and keep them hot in a 200°F oven till you are ready to fill them. The flat sealing lids should be boiled for about five minutes, and the rings should be twisted only finger tight.
Enjoy these pickles - beats anything you can buy ready-made. They keep for a very long time, which is a bonus.