Category Archives: Preserves

Preserving summer’s bounty

Top tips for capturing the freshest flavours! Just because the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, it doesn’t mean that the bright, fresh flavours of summer are gone for good. There are still many weeks of … Continue reading

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Three cheers for quick pickles!

Fast, flavourful small-batch preserves made in minutes! When I was growing up, my mom had eight hungry people to feed every day, not to mention the frequent guests welcomed into our home. One of her secret weapons was our huge … Continue reading

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Small batch zucchini relish

Make a few tasty jars to capture the flavour of summer! I’ve been making this relish for years and it’s a real family favourite. We enjoy it in the usual places – on burgers, hotdogs and sausages – but also … Continue reading

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Quick pickled kumquats

Spice up your salads, sandwiches and charcuterie boards! I’ve frequently joked that I’d happily pickle anything in my kitchen that’s not nailed down. Search “pickles” on my website and you’ll see I’m not really kidding. Quick pickles are just so … Continue reading

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Fall for Flavour: No-cook Pear Chutney

Quick condiment a perfect pairing for roasted meat or charcuterie! I love serving chutneys with roasted meat of any kind. They can serve as a side dish or even a stuffing. They’re a great way to add a pop of … Continue reading

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Make wine in an Instant Pot

A fun fermentation experiment! It amazes me what can become a viral sensation. I guess in this case, making wine in an Instant Pot is kind of appropriate, since the Ottawa-invented Instant Pot has become just that – both a … Continue reading

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Quick pickled avocado slices

Easy preserving method yields a very tasty treat! I adore pickles and find they are the easiest way to add a punch of colour and flavour to any meal. The great news about pickling is it doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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