Monday, September 22, 2008

Pear Ginger Jam

I've been making jam. Local pears from the tree of a friend of my parent's. I use the regular pear jam recipe from the Ball Canning Blue book and add 1/3 C of grated fresh ginger for every 4 C of pears. Process in water bath for 15 minutes. I've got a headstart on my holiday gifts! Its a bit spicy and delicious.

Friday, September 12, 2008

More on Bread.

Interesting article.

homemade white bread

I can't recommend this site enough! Although new recipes are infrequent, they are amazing and they are the type to be made over and over again. Susan hasn't ever disappointed me. Her recipes are wonderful.

Now to be honest, I am not really a fan of white bread. But, that was before I made my own. I buy large quantities of flour from my food coop. Currently, I am using the Swany Flour. Wiki has some interesting info about them.

I am certain that there is nothing better in the world than a BLT on this bread with local bacon, your own homegrown heirloom yellow tomato and beet greens. I forgot to take a picture, but trust me, it was delicious!