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Category Archives: Fruits

My year in canning

I started canning in late 2011 because my favorite grape jam had been discontinued. Actually, I hadn’t been able to find American Spoon grape jam for at least four years and everything else I’d tried, from mass market to small batch artisanal varieties, just didn’t stack up. The one closest to ideal was a big [...]

Beautiful blood oranges

Another lovely thing about winter: blood orange season! There are many ways to use them in cooking, but I simply squeeze them for their intense purply-red juice. Trader Joe’s sells blood oranges for $2.99 a pound; their variety is really small so you’ll need two pounds to make approximately 20 ounces of juice. Caputo’s sells [...]