Canned Rhubarb Strawberry Pie Filling

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Canned Rhubarb Strawberry Pie Filling Ingredients: 4 pounds fresh rhubarb, trimmed and sliced 3 pounds fresh strawberries, cored and sliced 6 cups granulated sugar 1½ cups Clear Jel or Cornaby's Ultra Gel 8 cups cold filtered water ½ cup bottled lemon juice Directions: Fill a … [Continue reading]

August In The Garden

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Summer settled in, with a few days of cool(er) weather at the end of July (read, normal weather for the PNW). It gave me time to go outside and do a lot of needed work. I assessed what was thriving, what wasn't growing well, and what needed to be culled (a good way to speed up the daily watering … [Continue reading]

Ginger Bread and Butter Pickles

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I've never been a fan of celery seed in most anything - be it in potato salad or pickles. I find it harsh tasting. But now...it can be left out and … [Continue reading]

Dill Pickles

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I had gotten a deal on 50 pounds of pickling cucumbers, so I got busy! In the end I made about 4 batches of these pickles. Dill … [Continue reading]

Mini Vanilla Bean Scones

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Walker really, really loves Starbuck's mini scones. But at $1.50 each, that is robbery, considering he'd happily eat 2 to 3 of them. When I made these … [Continue reading]

Cherry Zucchini Bread

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One dry, long, hot summer has meant a good crop of zucchini, which often in the PNW doesn't happen so good. So what to make with it? You gotta make … [Continue reading]

Sweet and Sour Zucchini Pickles

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You know how everyone makes zucchini jokes? About so many they are going Ninja at night and throwing them on neighbors porches? That doesn't seem to … [Continue reading]

Handcrafted Cherry Lemonade Fruit Snacks

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I've been working on ways to boost Alistaire's protein intake, but to stay within his allergy needs. While there are a few brands of fruit snacks (the … [Continue reading]

Smoky Creamed Corn

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Fresh corn is coming into season - this recipe is ready in minutes and will side dish almost any dinner! Smoky Creamed … [Continue reading]

Parmesan Cheese Sauce and Zucchini Pasta

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The hot weather this summer has been good for a few things, one has been my summer squash survived and is thriving (no powdery mildew for the first … [Continue reading]