Now, most people are used to grandma sitting over a stove making strawberry jam in jars covered with gingham fabric. I really didn’t want that. Looking online, I discovered something amazing about jam… alcohol makes it better! Strawberry Margarita Jam, Peach Fondue Jam, Black Forest Jam: you better believe I make the best jam going!
I’m not much of a baker, and during the holiday season I really miss the smells that were produced from my mother’s kitchen. When I first saw these pomanders, I loved how pretty they looked — but then the amazing smell hit me and I knew I needed to make some to help fill my house with awesome aromas.
Since it’s the holiday season (or, as I like to think of it, PIE season!). But I always thought it was too difficult to make yourself. A year or two ago I learned that, with a few shortcuts, pie is really easy to make. Here’s a recipe post on how to make a basic fruit pie.
This isn’t the first time we’ve delved into combining cheese, pears, and honey. Our fearless copyeditor Caroline whipped up some grilled cheese of the same ilk a few months back. This variation focuses on a sweeter bread and a strong cheese. Cue Challah bread and blue cheese, please!
Given the ubiquity of fruit stickers (…at least here in the US; is this a regional thing?), we’ve had a longstanding tradition in my house of collecting our stickers on the top of our water filter pitcher.
This begs the question: my husband and I can’t be the only people who can’t stand to just throw away a sticker. What about you, Homies?
There’s nothing like an icy drink on a hot day… except when the drink gets all watered down from the ice. A cool trick you can try is to freeze some fresh fruit to chill your drinks.
Recently I got it in my head that it would be pretty dang neat if I could make a cherry pie and give it to a friend as a birthday present. However, there was one slight problem with this grand idea: my apartment, like many Japanese apartments, doesn’t have an oven. My kitchen consists of a sink and two burners. That’s it. I don’t even have a counter.
So, how does a girl make a cherry pie when she doesn’t have an oven? Allow me to show you…
Organic Gardens Network put together a primo list of four dozen things YOU! can grow in a container. Given that you’ve got enough light, you can probably grow much more than you’ve thought of!
My favorite surprises: tree fruit! Hops! Herbal tea! Melons! And even a loofah.