Strawberry Rhubarb Vanilla Jam

Strawberry Vanilla Rhubarb Jam

Last week totally got away from me. I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from my blog. With after work events and weekend outings, I’ve still been eating (duh) but I haven’t had the time to compile the photos and words to share with you. So what’s been going on? John has received a few Indianapolis […]

Summer canning planning

Summer canning planning

I have canning fever, for real. The Broad Ripple Farmers Market opens on Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited! It was my main source of produce for my canning projects last year. As I start to realize that the season is approaching again, I decided to put together an inventory list, and then I […]

Canned Diced Tomatoes


Several people have told me that they’re afraid to can tomatoes. Whether it’s woes about water bath versus pressure canning or the lengthy process of boiling, blanching, peeling and dicing them, it’s not OK to let yourself be intimidated by a round, red object! Stand up to the tomato and say I WILL CAN YOU! […]

Dill Cucumber Relish

Pickling Cucumbers

It was that moment, when you realize you’re almost out of a condiment, and you think about what your next move is going to be. Dill cucumber relish is used frequently in my house. My two favorite ways to use it are in tuna salad and on a grilled hot dog. It’s tangy and provides […]

Getting boozy with bourbon peach jam


HUGE disclaimer on this one – you cannot feed this to children. I’m serious. You may not want to use it with breakfast if you’re going to work that day. You’ve been warned. You probably think I’m joking, but we used an entire cup of bourbon to make this jam. Granted, we doubled the recipe […]