Monthly Archives: October 2010

Blue Chair Jam

Nothing is as much fun as a new cookbook and I got my copy of the Blue Chair Jam Cookbook last night. Its big, has great pictures and talks about the kind of jam and jelly that I like to … Continue reading

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The Spices of Fall

I spent monday in the kitchen with a batch of fruit and somehow I only made savory. The most interesting, from my perspective, was Apple Butter with Ancho Chilie. I took the recipe from Tigress. I splurged for great apples from … Continue reading

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Creme de Cassis and my drinking past.

When I drank, which was a while ago, one of my pretensions was a drink called kir, or kir champagne or kir royale, or kir vermouth. Kir was a drink invented to cover up the acid taste of white wine  by adding syrup. … Continue reading

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The Recipe — Illustrated

I was visiting my daughter in New Haven and we took the time to eat a sandwich. First we got ingredients: The bread was the leftover baguettte from dinner (This being New Haven, we could get good Italian bread at the … Continue reading

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The Return of Pear Butter

Well folks, I just got back from the kitchen and made the first pear butter of the year. I love the smell of it cooking — ginger and cardamom make a great fall scent. I also made more fig with vanilla and apple … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE JAM

I’m interested in trying to get more pictures on my web site and in that vein, heres how to make jam. First, go the Farmer’s Market and find a friendly fruit seller.  Second, make sure the fruit is of the … Continue reading

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