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  • Slicing Lemons for Marmalade || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Techniques & Equipment

    National Center for Home Food Preservation: Jam and Jelly FAQ Ball Canning Resources Lehman’s Non-Electric Catalog: Great Source for Canning Supplies Is It Safe to Make Jam in a Copper Pan? How…

  • No Added Sugar

    Apricot Apple Honey Butter Banana Jam Bergamot Honey Syrup Cherry Blueberry Jam Cherry Rhubarb Jam with Ginger and Honey Citrus Aigre-Doux Grapefruit Honey Jam Honeyed Apricots Honey Sweetened Apricot Jam Honey Sweetened…

  • Tiny jam: strawberry, rhubarb, lime & a touch of honey

    What’s That in Your Pectin?

    A mystic is someone who wants to understand the universe, but is too lazy to study physics. ~ Anonymous I recently stumbled across that quote and thought, well, that’s true for me.…

  • Lingonberry Mandarin Marmalade

    The Bumpy Road to Being in Business

    In the three years since I started writing about jam and preserves, this is the longest I’ve gone without posting anything here — three months. I’m mostly taking a winter’s rest from…

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    Rangpur Lime Jam

    On Sunday, I picked nineteen pounds of Rangpur limes. (I have the scratches to prove it. Rangpur trees are thorny!) I sent eleven pounds out to the folks who won them in…

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    Meet Your Rangpur Limes

    As every gardener knows, what you hope or intend for your little patch of earth isn’t always what you get. Like last spring when I accidentally planted hot peppers thinking they were…

  • quince_blood_orange_coriander_syrup

    Quince Blood Orange Coriander Syrup

    When I gave up my nagging addiction to Diet Coke last fall, I needed some good replacement strategies. A tall glass of fizzy water with a splash of homemade fruit syrup has…