Canned Blueberries and Lavender in a Lemon Balm Syrup
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Canned Blueberries and Lavender in a Lemon Balm Syrup

I always anxiously await summer, but not for the reason most would. When summertime is in full swing, I can’t wait to start canning.  I have vivid memories of my mother and grandmother stockpiling canned tomatoes, cooking up fresh fruit jams, and pickling everything from asparagus to cucumbers and spicy green beans. The sweet summer harvests at … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream and Almond Pecan Crust

When spring and summer hit, my cooking tendencies begin the slow crawl from heavier, winter time comfort foods towards recipes that are a little lighter and consisting of more fresh ingredients.  Let’s be honest, in the thick of it, there is nothing better than those hearty, warming, home-cooked staples that get you through the long fall … Continue reading