Category Archives: Preserves

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time: Canning Grape Jelly

  People are giving me grapes. This has never happened before…but I’m sure loving it! Immediately, I started searching for recipes. Wine? Nah, we don’t drink wine (I KNOW.) Grape sorbet? Mmm, yes…except I don’t own an ice cream machine. Grape Moonshine? Um…illegal. Well, I suppose you can’t go wrong with good ole’ Concord grape…

Chicago Food Swap: Seven Days of Food Haul

After a year of eyeballing and envying the Chicago Food Swap, I finally got to attend my first swap, last Sunday. I’ve been riding on so much giddiness and excitement that I’ve decided to start a NWI Food Swap. It quickly took on a life of it’s own. How amazing that so many people, right…

Time To “Preserve” Your Summer: Strawberry

It’s Apple Butter Time!

Apple Butter. Gotta love the stuff. For me, the taste on a piece of light toast slathered first in real butter, then in apple butter, brings back a ton of childhood memories. As a child (and probably as an adult too, but I know better now), I could’ve eaten an entire loaf of bread, stick…