Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify as they all have a [...]

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Saving Summer! Preserving Summer’s Abundance

I remember the first time I tasted store bought grape juice.  It was completely flat, lacking the vivid depth of concord grape juice we prepared and canned on the farm. [...]

Clara’s Summer Salsa

It seemed last summer, Clara was determined to make salsa every few days. Which was fine, as we had an abundance of tomatoes, onions and peppers.  We aren’t talking rocket [...]

Honey Apricot Jam

Jams are a fantastic way to preserve the season’s flavor. Here, honey takes the place of refined sugar, blending its own sweetness and flavor with the fruit.  Like sugar, honey [...]

Cucumber Salad With Seaweed And Sesame

Cucumbers are perfect for handling summer’s heat.  This is a classic Japanese summer salad of cucumbers in vinegar with numerous variations.  Make it up about about an hour before so the [...]

Cranberry Cherry Chutney

Chutneys, jellies, jams and minced meats came about as a way to preserve vitamin and mineral rich fruits through the cold months. In some cases, the preserves were the main [...]

Spiced Applesauce

Spiced Applesauce–sounds mundane right? When it comes to strengthening the digestive system and the immune, mundane or simple is the best place to start.  A staple in the Amish diet, [...]