Category Archives: Fruit

Parfait! Plum Sauce (and Jam)

The box was just sitting there at Costco, taunting me… “Italian Prune Plums” it said. “What could it hurt?” I thought. And so, I brought home a really big, very tasty box of tiny plums, and got to thinking about … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam With Riesling and Rosemary

So, yeh, strawberry jam in your slow cooker; flavored with a bit of sweet German wine and rosemary. Not too, too bad. And definitely worth the time to make, just don’t expect a lot of jam from your two pounds … Continue reading

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The Doris Project (TDP) Week 31: Roasted Applesauce

Still warm from the oven, this applesauce would make a great side to a fall dinner, even on a fall-feeling late summer day. Left to rest in the fridge overnight and then enjoyed as you will, the flavors have blended … Continue reading

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Cantaloupe Salsa

Just so you know, salsa doesn’t have to be made with tomatoes… One of Rich’s brothers makes a fine mango salsa that we all quite enjoy, and I am quite fond of Guzman’s cranberry salsa (especially tossed with pulled pork for … Continue reading

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No Sugar? No Problem! Apple Butter

Rich, dark, spicy, and with just a hint of sumpin’ sumpin’ a little bit unexpected, this apple butter is more than good enough for your morning toast or waffle… like mebbe spiced up a bit more and tossed over chicken … Continue reading

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The Doris Project (TDP) Week 18: Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry jam, sure; and strawberry cookie bars are a no-brainer, heck, even strawberry ice cubes dropped into a sparkling cocktail are pretty much of a given, but… Strawberry salsa? Yeah, youbetcha! Today’s Doris Project recipe is a tangy blend of … Continue reading

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Parfait! Peach Butter

Just in time for holiday gifting! Peach butter is dead simple to make – only three ingredients, and one of them (the brandy) is optional – but wicked tasty. A bit of this on a toasted Bays English muffin is … Continue reading

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Parfait! Plum Jam

It was a beautiful (very) late summer’s day, the sun was shining, the sky blue, a light breeze from of the lake was keeping things just this side of crisp, one of our neighbors was having another garage sale, and … Continue reading

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Peach Butter

We met my best friend Jenny in Indianapolis for a day of slouching about the city and catching up and… Lunch! Specifically, lunch at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles, which Rich and I had been told of by one of his … Continue reading

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Apple Butter

So, I had these three apples, two Jazz and one Granny Smith, that needed using up. They were a bit too old for eating – and besides, who wants to sit down and make a meal on three apples? – … Continue reading

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