Tag: jam

DIY: Concord Grape Jelly

DIY: Concord Grape Jelly

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

All too often, grape jelly gets the short stick. Jars from the grocery store are nothing to treasure, but a homemade version made at the peak of the grape season is another story—take it from a vocal critic of Welch’s. Make it yourself with this step-by-step DIY recipe.

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KY Jelly Is My New Jam

KY Jelly Is My New Jam

| April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

I decided to make my own Kentucky jelly, the old-fashioned way, just to take the bad taste out of my mouth. And when I say “old-fashioned,” I mean like the cocktail of the same name.

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Preserving Recipe Round-Up: Jam, Chutney, Pickles & Ketchup

Preserving Recipe Round-Up: Jam, Chutney, Pickles & Ketchup

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Get out the canning jars, locavores! It may be hard to imagine the long months of kale and tangerines ahead, but our local tomatoes, berries, and peaches will only be around for another couple of months. Time to get canning to capture the taste of summer in January, without having to succumb to the pricey carbon footprint of out-of-season produce. Bay Area Bites writers share their favorite tips and tricks for making homemade jam, jelly, pickles, sauces, and more.

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Food in Jars Canning Queen Comes to Bay Area

Food in Jars Canning Queen Comes to Bay Area

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Food in Jars author Marisa McClellan talks with Sarah Henry about the renewed interest in the age-old art of preserving.

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Earth Day 2012:  Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2012: Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Happy Earth Day! Check out our listings of fun, tasty, and educational events happening Sunday, April 22 all around the Bay.

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2nd Annual Good Food Awards

2nd Annual Good Food Awards

Makers from Northern California sweep the 2nd Annual Good Food Awards. Find out who won!

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Well Fed: The Importance of Staff Meals

Well Fed: The Importance of Staff Meals

| December 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Staff meals vary from china plates and wine glasses to communal sandwich bars: Megan Gordon chats with one baker, one jam maker and one very well-known Bay Area restaurant about how and why they take the time to plan for very specific staff meals.

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DIY: Seville Orange Marmalade

DIY: Seville Orange Marmalade

| January 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Start your morning the Scottish way, with real Seville orange marmalade, made at home. But do it now–the season for these bracingly sour but aromatic fruit is short.

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InDIYpendent Culture Faire and Strawberry Shortcake

InDIYpendent Culture Faire and Strawberry Shortcake

Summer is on the way, time for strawberries and cream & do-it-yourself art at the Napa InDIYdependent Culture Faire. And what to do with all the leftovers? Homemade strawberry shortcake, of course!

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Underground Farmers’ Market

Underground Farmers’ Market

The second Underground Farmers’ Market hits a nerve as capacity crowds line up on Capp Street for jam, kombucha, and other homemade treats made by their friends and neighbors.

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Recipe: Apricot Jam

Recipe: Apricot Jam

Just as quince gets described as apple’s tough, weird older sister, so apricots are often just a placeholder for peach-lovers, something sweet and orange with a pit that will do until the real goodies come along.

But apricots are good for cooking in a way that peaches aren’t, their flavor intensifying into an ineffable tangy sweetness that leans just right against a crumbly, buttery crust or a piece of whole-grain toast. And ask any home jam-maker what apricot they prefer, and you’re bound to hear paens of praise for a little, freckly, squishy, short-season fruit that, when ripe, practically turns to jam all by itself.

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

No matter what you do, fruit+sugar=sweet fruity goodness. And just like homemade pie, homemade jam is better than anything you can buy, even from a fancy place. Why? Because anywhere this side of Smuckers, you’re using more fruit and less sugar when you make your jam at home.

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Event: Public Jam

Event: Public Jam

| October 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Fallen Fruit identifies where you can find free fruit that has fallen and encourages public consumption. The movement began in Los Angeles but public jam making events take place in various locations. At YerbaBuena Center for the Arts you an will bring your own fresh fruit and clean jars and learn to make jam with the folks from Fallen Fruit. Fallen Fruit will also lead a discussion about the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, the aesthetics of sweetness, as well as the communal power of shared food and the liberation of public fruit.

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Plumalicious Summer Plum Jam

Plumalicious Summer Plum Jam

| July 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

We somehow managed to pick about six pounds of plums before I decided that something must be done. So, as I did last year, I decided to make plum jam.

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