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Italian Plum Jam

August 19, 2012


With a full “day off” ahead of me- gardening at the farm and in my tiny (and sorely neglected) GROW plot, and seeing the one and only John Prine perform later tonight- I’m going to (try to) keep this one on the short side. I’ve been holding out for bulk-priced plums for what has felt […]

Dried Cantaloupe

August 18, 2012


August’s bounty of peaches, tomatoes, peppers, and melons scream summer in the Northeast, but their arrival also marks the beginning of the end. I’ve already mentioned how the sight (and, of course, purchase) of local apples a couple weeks back sent a subtle wave of panic over my newbie-canner brain. Waltham Fields’ farm manager and […]

Coconut Red Curry Summer Vegetables

August 11, 2012


via Waltham Fields Community Farm blog, where I also publish: The summer crops just keep on rolling in with the waves of heat and moisture. Some of these items, such as the cucumbers patiently awaiting their transformation into canned bread and butter pickles, have been set aside for a specific cooking project. Others, however, are […]

Fermented Dill Cucumber Pickles

August 2, 2012


Seeing apples being sold at your local farmers market sure can make you feel like you’re falling behind on your summer preservation projects. Yeah, yeah, Ginger Gold is an early variety. But still. The canner has only seen my stove a handful of times in the past several weeks, and much of my “can plan” […]