Monthly Archives

August 2010

  • Blackberry Mojito Jam || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Blackberry Mojito Jam

    Shae took off for the Alaskan Interior and left me, Spike, the porcupine, in charge of her blog. When she asked me to do it, I thought she was joking, but then…

  • Lowbush Cranberries || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Travel

    You’ll Have to Ask Spike

    I’ll be away for three weeks and I’ve decided to leave the porcupine in charge. He’s an industrious dude, perfectly capable of watching over the few posts that will appear here while…

  • Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

    I was thrilled to get this month’s Can Jam assignment — tomatoes all the way, chosen by my buddy Julia — because I knew it would give me a chance to redeem…

  • Dacker Beer
    Food, Travel

    Drink This Beer

    Today is International Beer Day, so I thought I’d tell you a little story about a great beer and a nice guy. The beer is Dacker. It’s a full-bodied, goes-down-easy ale, first…

  • Yellow and White Peach Jam || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Yellow and White Peach Jam

    If I’ve learned one thing in the few years I’ve been canning, it’s that what you make is only as good as the ingredients you start with. I believe you should taste…