Pear Butter with Cream Scones

“They are employed today, making a delection they call Apple Butter.”   Food in England, Dorothy Hartley “Apple Butter, or Apple Sauce-This is often made in the houses of settlers where there is an abundance of apples, on a large scale; several bushes of pared apples being boiled down, either in cider or with water,…

Two Receipts for Apple Jelly

It’s that time of the year again where instinctively I feel that I must start canning and jamming to ward off the impending winter’s doom. I don’t know why, but I do know that if I don’t, a general feeling of unease inhabits my kitchen for most of the winter until I can make things…

Slow Food, Plum Jam

Jam making is a good way to preserve a bountiful harvest, especially if you’re like me and consider jam to be a major food group. Making jam is also a good introduction to canning and preserving;  due to the high sugar content it tends to be the easiest in regards to food safety issues. I…