Maraschino Spiced & Pickled Crab Apples

Maraschino Spiced & Pickled Crab Apples

Okay, okay. So they aren't really maraschino crab apples. No, they won't be like those over liqueured cherries that you find skewered on pastel cocktail swords afloat in Shirley Temples. Sorry folks... THESE ARE BETTER!  Bejeweled little ruby delights these glamour bombs are a visual stunner and will have your taste buds wishing you had preserved more!

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Preserved Kumquats

Preserved Kumquats

Colds are not fun. Thankfully there are many remedies aside from over the counter medications to help...like getting to play with these delightful little cherubs of sunshine.

Folks, meet the kumquat. Along with my three day nothing but chicken soup, fruit and tea cleanse, these little darling have me on the way to being mended shortly. Estimated time of departure cold...NOW. Yes, little pest, I'm kicking you out!!! 

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Apple Pie Filling...for Spoon to Mouth Eating

Apple Pie Filling...for Spoon to Mouth Eating

Apple pie filling for pies? Who needs that. No crust necessary here, this lady's filling goes straight from jar to mouth. Unfortunately, this childhood, now adult-maintained autumnal habit has lead to some severe  cases of sugar rush, especially if an entire pint is consumed. Oops! For this reason I drastically reduce the sugar content of the filling and replace the majority of it with apple juice or cider.

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