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September 2010

  • Highbush Cranberry Apple Butter || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Highbush Cranberry Apple Butter

    Highbush cranberries aren’t really cranberries. They’re a robust shrub related to honeysuckle, and they grow wild in North America from Alaska to Newfoundland, crossing into some parts of the Lower 48. There’s…

  • Peach Jam With Pineapple Sage || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Peach Jam With Pineapple Sage

    This week, I emerged from the woods in Alaska with a pocket full of recipes for apples and cranberries, made on our two-burner propane stove. Those recipes — a butter, a sauce,…

  • Young Caribou Buck
    Travel, Words

    Superlatives

    A Perfect Day to See Denali Do you ever get tired of using the same old words to describe something — can I say it just once — “amazing”? Consider the white-fisted…

  • Peaches in Vanilla Brandy || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Peaches in Vanilla Brandy

    Editor’s Note, added September 15, 2010: While this technique came straight from a published preserving book, and you can find similar methods in many obvious places (even the New York Times used…