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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Had a fair amount of black currants, and a smaller amount of red currants left: about 3.5 cups. Looked up some recipes on the internet.. and winged it (a bit). Good thing about currants is they are so high in pectin, they are pretty much guaranteed to set! My only mistake was deciding to strain the cooked currants (since I don't have a food mill) to make it seedless. That was a lot of work for only 2 jars of jam!
I am saving it for someone who really, really likes black currant!

1 day ago
rstuart in Home Cooking

Blueberry Buckle

Smitten Kitchen's "Blueberry Boy Bait" is pretty good too!
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/0...
I've gotten lots of compliments on it (no marriage proposals, alas)...

1 day ago
rstuart in Home Cooking

July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Desserts

Yes, I associate Jagermeister with shots with punk rock boys in my teenage years! The flavour never did anything for me..

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I'm kicking myself for not picking up Ellie Krieger's Weeknight Wonders when I saw it for a good price at Homesense.. I got it from the library, and there were quite a few recipes that I bookmarked.. will have to keep an eye out for it.

1 day ago
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

When they finally opened one in downtown Toronto, I was beside myself with joy. They have Callebaut chocolate wafers.. and the white chocolate wafers are also really good quality...

Jul 18, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I was so excited to see them, I bought them before having any idea what do with them... good thing I found a jam recipe..

Jul 18, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Definitely worth the investment. It took me ages to find one though..

Jul 18, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

Food mill for raspberry jam recipe: necessary?

They are! Maybe I will have to make another batch this summer!

Jul 17, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

wow! I'll have to check my local one!

Jul 17, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Cherry rhubarb jam with grand marnier last week-end. Red and black currant jam with cassis this week-end..

Jul 17, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

They both are!

Jul 17, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I love Red Fife flour! I need to find some again...

Jul 17, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I just bought some to make jam! they were pricy.. but I thought that I'd grab some while I could..

Jul 17, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

Food mill for raspberry jam recipe: necessary?

I had forgotten about this posting! That was some really good jam.. but I can't remember what I ended up doing? Maybe using a sieve?

Jul 17, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Just saw some today, for the first time this year!

Jul 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Rhubarb crumb cake from Smitten Kitchen. It's a good thing I've made it before, since I went to the eye doctor after work, and had problems reading the recipe since my pupils are still very dilated!

Jul 16, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

Sour Cherries in Ottawa

Thanks Opera Diva! I'll suggest that she check that one out..

Jul 16, 2014
rstuart in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sour Cherries in Ottawa

My mother is looking for sour cherries in Ottawa.. she usually goes to the Parkdale market for her produce, but they told her they don't get them in.. does anyone in Ottawa know where she might get some?

Jul 15, 2014
rstuart in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

No problem!

Jul 14, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

BC! I've missed you! I have also been looking at Homesense and Winners, but haven't found anything that I really wanted yet (I am trying to get more discriminating in my purchases)

Jul 13, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I feel the same way about reducing sugar.. I have reduced a bit in muffins, but for something like cake I don't want to waste ingredients on a flop!

Jul 13, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

http://www.thespicedlife.com/2013/06/...
I've never made it, but it does look good!

Jul 13, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Wow! Just saw the first sour cherries here in Toronto this week.. making sour cherry next week-end, and I also saw a recipe for sour cherry white chocolate cake that I would like to try..

Jul 12, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

Ruthie, looks like her favourite is Lucy's Kitchen..
http://www.amazon.ca/Lucys-Kitchen-Si...
She said that she likes them all though!

Jul 11, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I'll have to check it out and remind myself.. I also live alone, and pretty much bake a lot for my colleagues and friends!

Jul 08, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

My mother has most of them: I will ask her which she likes the most. I suspect that it's an older one that is out of print, but will check..

Jul 07, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I like that website, and all of the recipes that I've ever made from there have worked out.. don't khow how I missed that one! It sounds great..

Jul 07, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

My mother had a jar of jam explode in the hot water bath once: it's very messy!

Jul 07, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Cardamom in the streusel sounds really nice..

Jul 07, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Beans do not belong in brownies..
End of.
Peanut butter, on the other hand, is always welcome in brownies.. I have a number of friends who do not eat gluten for one reason or another, so it's great to see some more good recipes..

Jul 07, 2014
rstuart in Home Cooking