Blueberry Lavender Rhubarb Jam and a Spring Recipe Round-Up

Today is Friday, the day I set aside each week to write up a post with an eco-friendly focus. Since the official first day of summer will be upon us very soon, I’m putting the spotlight on the seasonal foods of spring today. I made this jam with what seemed to be the last of … Read more

Spiced Candied Kumquats and a DIY Gift Round-up

Winter seems to have dug its heels in…it’s very cold, and it will be for a while. When the temperature dips, I find myself reveling in the enjoyment of seasonal citrus: in my opinion, these fruits are one of the bright spots during the darkest, chilliest time of the year. I never tasted a kumquat … Read more

Cranberry Chutney with Dried Apricots and Spices

I don’t think there is any reason to rely on jarred, super sweet cranberry sauces when it’s so easy to make one with fresh cranberries that’s both delicious and healthy. My friend Steve posted this Gingered Cranberry Fig Chutney over at food52 last year and since Thanksgiving is almost upon us, the recipe was on … Read more

Honey Ridge Farms Pampered Pantry Review, Recipes, and Giveaway

I love honey: when Casey from Kitchen Play asked me if I’d like to do a compensated Pampered Pantry review post about items from Honey Ridge Farms, I was extremely happy to do so. Honey Ridge Farms is a small company in Washington state that sells artisanal honey and honey products. They are committed to … Read more

Cranberry Pomegranate Compote

I’m always a bit sad that it seems to take so much sugar to make cranberry sauce taste good, so I came up with this delicious mostly fruit-sweetened version. I love the flavor of pomegranate so I’ve used it in three different ways in this low sugar cranberry sauce: pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses, and fresh … Read more