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February 2010

  • How to Slice Citrus for Marmalade || Hitchhiking to Heaven
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    How to Slice Citrus Fruit for Marmalade

    In recent months, I’ve logged an astonishing number of hours making marmalade. Many kinds of marmalade. I’ve learned that lots of recipes tell you to cut the peel into thin slices, but…

  • Speedy Spicy Pickled Carrots || Hitchhiking to Heaven
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    Speedy, Spicy Pickled Carrots

    There’s pressure canning, and then there’s canning under pressure. Today, I learned about the latter. I’m one of those weird folk who likes deadlines, but I’ve really been busting my butt the past…

  • Moroccan Preserved Lemons || Hitchhiking to Heaven
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    Meyer Lemons Preserved Four Ways

    I’m a Meyer lemon fanatic. Everything about them makes me happy — the yellow weight of them in my pockets and palms, the flower-sweet but citrus-sharp fragrance they lend to my hands,…

  • Grapefruit Preserve
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    I Can Jam . . . You Can, Too

    I packed away this blog almost a year and a half ago, and I didn’t expect to come back to it. Why start up again, when the world is aclutter with everybody’s…