Ginger Peach Preserves

Ginger Peach Preserves for serving on toast, in ice cream, alongside roasted meats, or just spooned straight to your mouth from foodiewithfamily.com

I am updating this post because like a dork, I forgot my Cook’s Notes with some crucial notes about WHY I choose Pomona’s Pectin and only that for my jam and preserve making. My stepmom said to me more than once, “There’s nothing wrong with toast and jam for dinner!” She was brilliant, I tell…

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Pickled Green Beans: Dilly Beans

Pickled Green Beans: Dilly Beans {a simple canning project} from foodiewithfamily.com

I learned to can from the best: my Grandma. I remember hours upon hours at Grandma’s house with Mom and the aunties sitting around peeling peaches, laughing hysterically, shucking corn, chewing the fat, shoving tomatoes in jars, and whatnot. The kids usually drew the simple task of snapping the ends off of green beans. It…

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Fire Cider: Health Tonic and Homeopathic Remedy

Fire Cider: Delicious Health Tonic and Homeopathic Remedy (and cooking ingredient, to boot!) foodiewithfamily.com

To anyone visiting for the purpose of discussing my use or perceived misuse of the word “homeopathic”: I am using a casual definition of the word supported by google, WebMD, and Merriam Webster: “That is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same…

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Coconut Infused White Balsamic Vinegar

Coconut Infused White Balsamic Vinegar for fruit, fruit salad, and sipping in icy cold soda water! foodiewithfamily.com

Are you familiar with white balsamic vinegar? It’s pretty much heaven in a bottle. It is VERY, very similar flavour-wise to regular balsamic vinegar, but it’s a bit lighter in body and a little more clean tasting. When I turned forty last week, my sweet baby sister bought me a bottle of assorted infused oils…

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Russian Pickled Cherries {Simple Food Preservation}

Russian Pickled Cherries from foodiewithfamily.com

Cherry season is cruelly short, but we can preserve some of their sweet, juicy goodness for the winter months in jams, jellies, juices, pie fillings, and pickles. Pickles? Yes! Russian Pickled Cherries are a fabulous food preservation project for those who are intimidated by the canning process and veteran canners alike. There’s no boiling water…

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Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka

How to infuse vodka for cocktails, baking, and cooking.

I need to get a little science geeky here for a moment. Did you know there are flavour compounds in food that you absolutely, positively cannot release unless you hit ‘em with alcohol? It’s the truth. There are two reasons for this: Volatility: You know how you can smell whiskey or another strong alcohol right…

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Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Strawberry Freezer Jam with Balsamic and Thyme from foodiewithfamily.com #FV2Table #FarmvilleCookbook #ad

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call…

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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions on Baked Ranch Fish Tacos

Quick Pickled Red Onions are a staple in my kitchen. They make their way into sandwiches and pasta, onto salads, and onto antipasto or charcuterie plates, and are used as garnish for their flavour, to be sure, but for their gorgeous hot pink colour as well! Simply put, I do not go more than a…

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Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Sun Dried Tomato Spread is the a quick and healthy way to punch up any sandwich but is also great on crackers and in dip. Foodiewithfamily.com

Sun Dried Tomato Spread is a vibrant red, garlic and herb packed, quick and healthy way to add a taste of summer to sandwiches, dips, crackers, pastas, and more. Whip up a batch of Sun Dried Tomato Spread today and explore the possibilities! I saw my blogging compatriots ‘In Sock Monkey Slippers‘ and ‘Farmgirl’s Dabbles‘…

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