Also from "Preserving the Harvest". Carol Costenbader says, "You'll find this aristocratic concoction in specialty food stores. Now that you have the recipe, you can wow your family and friends." You'll need to start this a day ahead so the leaves can steep overnight.
This is another recipe from "The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest" by Carol W. Costenbader. It is supposed to calm the nerves and digestive tract. If you grow your own herbs and dry them, it is really good, but you can use storebought.
This recipe comes from "The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest" by Carol W. Costenbader. I made some a few years ago and they're very good. This is an easy recipe that even inexperienced home-canners can make. You will need either two pint jars or 1 quart jar, preferably wide-mouth to make packing easier. No need to sterilize, as you will be processing for 30 minutes. Remember to use the freshest possible produce. Don't use the ones that come in bags!
This is another recipe from Barbara Ciletti's "Creative Pickling at Home." Ciletti states, "This recipe blends fresh peaches with crushed raspberries and a touch of nutmeg...As an option, place one peach seed in the bottom of each jar before packing. The flavor will be memorable." They are yummy plain or as a filling in cobblers or crisps. Try to consume them within 6 months for best flavor.
This recipe comes from Barbara Ciletti's "Creative Pickling at Home", a wonderful cookbook that I happened upon at the library. She advises to "choose tomatoes that are firm and ripe, avoiding soft or juicy specimens." Try to use them up within 3--4 months for best flavor.
I LOVE these cookies. They are easy to make and have a gorgeous balance of minty-chocolate-y-ness. You can make mini-biscotti, if you want. I always double the recipe and freeze one batch. PLEASE NOTE*: These are NOT SWEET cookies. Best dunked in hot coffee or chocolate.
This recipe is so tasty and pretty, you won't believe how easy it is! This recipe requires you to ignite the brandy, so use caution if you don't have experience in this. You don't want to catch the house on fire!
A delicious, elegant, and HEALTHY dessert to serve to your family or friends. Your dinner party guests will be impressed with the appearance of this special dish. Little do they know how easy it was to make! (Cooking time includes cooling time.)
This is a recipe that I just made up one day when I was short on time. My sister and I loved it so much that I've been making these ever since! You can double the recipe very easily to serve more people. You can also use red wine for this, or just plain water with a little sugar stirred in, if you don't use wine. Try it, you'll like it, too!
This is a popular condiment in Hawaii, but you can use it wherever you are. It goes great with rice and Asian-style dishes and it's easy to make. Remember to keep it refrigerated to preserve the flavor and color.
Preserves made with peach or pumpkin chips are an old favorite found in many early cookbooks. Use a cooking pumpkin for these, not one for making Jack-O-Lanterns. You should start preparations a day before canning the preserves. Standing times have not been noted.