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Prize Winning Preserves: Organic Rhubarb Raisin Jam with Citrus & a touch of Ginger

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2011 RED RIBBON Winner! This tasty jam, technically a conserve of mixed fruits,  took prizes at both the 2011 Marin & Sonoma County Fairs. Organic Rhubarb Raisin Ginger Citrus Jam (April 2014 ~ Back in Stock!) 8oz~$12 ea, 4oz~$7ea, 2oz Gift Basket sampler Jars~$5ea Today was a surprise. Though there was only a 20% chance […]

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Prize Winning Preserves: Meyer Lemon & Honey Jelly ~ Red Ribbon Winner!

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*2012 Marin County Fair RED RIBBON Winner (2nd Place)* May 2013 Meyer Lemon & Honey Jelly 8oz Jars~$12 ea, 4oz Jars~$7ea (Out-of-Stock), 3oz~$6 or 2oz~$5 Gift Basket Sampler Jars 3-13-2011 Early spring is Meyer Lemon season in northern California. Lots of folks have shrubby, small lemon trees in their yards…and many of those lemons go […]

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Curried Butternut Squash Cream Sauce…A Velvety Treat!

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Curried Butternut Squash Cream Sauce is well worth adding to your repertoire ~ totally delicious over sautéed vegetable medleys, steamed grains, rice, ravioli, pasta, polenta, omelettes….just about anything savory you can think of!! Begin with baking the butternut squash or a flavorful, smooth textured,

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Vegetable Medley Soup with Hearty Grain Biscuits

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We’re winter soup fans. On cold days or when I’m tired from doin’ stuff, a yummy full-of-veggies soup is often  ‘just the thing.’ Last Sunday, our friend j. robert was coming over to browse through seed catalogs, dreaming of a summer vegetable garden. “Once it got dark,” he said…which in late January is around 6pm, […]

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Rustic Apple Tart with Almond Paste and Tart-Sweet Sundowner Apples

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Still planning holiday desserts? Rustic Apple Tart’s a FAB easy-to-bake treat…inspired by browsing through a recent Earth & Vine ‘Provisions’ catalog recipe and photos on the side of a box of Odense Almond Paste. Baked this simple apple tart with two Sundowner® (Cripps Red) apples, leaving skins on the thin slices. Sundowner apples  (available November […]

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Lemony, Fuchsia Berry Apple Jelly

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  Having rediscovered the delights of hand-crafted jams, encouraged by winning two blue ribbons at the 2010 Marin County Fair, I’ve been venturing into new territory this summer. Saturday (AUG 28th) made jelly ~ my first time ever.  Several of my cookbooks mention apple jelly to use as a base for its versatile, high natural […]

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Meyer Lemon Marmalade ~ Delectable & Simple to Make

delectable meyer lemon marmalade is easy to make

~ This brightly flavored, chunky marmalade is satisfying to eat. *Out-of-Stock* We’ll make more next Spring (2014) Meyer Lemon Marmalade 8oz~$12 ea, 4oz~$7ea Dear FWB Readers ~ I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. NO posts for two months…terrible, TERRIBLE for a food blogger! We’ve been crazy-busy with our graphics-web design business for […]

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Cardamom Apple Crisp with Dried Cranberries

This is actually a very difficult recipe…to write down. You see, it’s such an incredibly easy and versatile dish to make, that it comes out differently (and very tasty) every time. So, this “recipe” is a snapshot of what I did this time, with tart pink lady apples, spicy cardamom and tangy succulent dried cranberries. […]

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