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  • Wild Alaskan Blueberries for Blueberry Raspberry Jam With Pomona's Pectin
    Preserves, Travel

    Blueberry Raspberry Jam

    Now that I’ve (mostly) given up sugar, I make fewer preserves with it. By my count, I’ve made a sugared preserve just three times in the past year: fifty tiny jars of quince apple…

  • Apricot Apple Butter Honey Sweetened Sugar Free
    Preserves, Travel

    Apricot Apple Honey Butter

    Stewart and I are turning over a new leaf. (Leaves are so light you would think it would be easy to flip one, but it’s not always, is it?) He travels a ton…

  • Limequat Honey Syrup || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Limequat Honey Syrup

    I made a sunny limequat syrup during a wild storm. A branches breaking, fences falling down, water blowing sideways kind of storm. I took the limequats off the tree when I heard the weather was…

  • Meyer Lemon Marmalade || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Meyer Lemon Marmalade

    If my friends know me for any one preserve, this is it. For a long time, this recipe for Meyer Lemon Marmalade was available only in an eBook I published in 2011. Sometime last…

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    Nectarine Jam

    Over the years, I’ve read many lists of tips for bloggers. One tip that stuck with me is “Don’t apologize if you haven’t posted for a while.” I agree. It would feel…

  • Apricot Jam With Almond Extract

    Bee House Apricot Jam

    It’s been a long time since I posted here. So long that I forgot one of the main reasons I started this blog, which was to keep track of jam recipes when…

  • Grapefruit jam or marmalade sweetened with honey

    Grapefruit Honey Jam

    At this time of year, citrus is rolling all over the Internet. Lately, I’ve seen lemons, blood oranges, and lots of kumquats. I thought I’d better get my act together and write up this recipe…

  • Honey Sweetened Apricot Jam | Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Honey-Sweetened Apricot Jam

    The other day I spent hours working on an apricot thing that turned out terribly. It happens to everyone with a recipe blog: You get what you think is a great idea…

  • Meyer Lemon Honey Mint Jam | Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Meyer Lemon Jam with Mint and Honey

    My neighbor Joanne got three new hens: Cairo, Dubai, and Pauline. Joanne is getting ready to move and had sworn off new chickens, but when she saw these three babies getting trampled…