Spicy Blueberry Jam

Spicy Blueberry Jam via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  Blueberries are a delicious, healthful part of summer, and something we preserve in vast quantities by drying or freezing. But you just can’t bring home a basket of blueberries without turning some of those delicious berries into jam! (Honest. You can’t.)   This Spicy Blueberry Jam recipe uses Pomona’s … Continue reading

Apple Prune Preserves

Apple Prune Preserves | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

    Like most of my really brilliant ideas, the recipe for my Apple Prune Preserves was the product of necessity. Er… stubbornness. Plus an accident. It came into my life a couple of years ago when I decided that pears would make a nice addition to plain old prune … Continue reading

Rosemary French Prune Jam

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  A couple of weeks ago I came across Holistic Squid’s Rosemary Fig Jam. Now, maybe it was her beautiful pictures, the contrast of the luscious, dark purple figs with the fresh greenness of the rosemary… maybe it was her description of figs as erotic… Maybe it was just, as … Continue reading

Honey-Peach Jam

Honey Peach Jam with Pomona's Pectin // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

A couple of interesting things have happened since last jam-making season… One, my husband gave up white sugar (go him!) and dragged my unrepentant sweet tooth along with him (jerk! … I mean, thank you, honey, I really needed that loving boot to the fanny). So, early this summer, just as … Continue reading