fruit preserves

A three-ingredient jelly recipe that uses no sugar? It almost sounds too good to be true… Except it is true, and truly good whether it’s spread on English muffins or Southern cornbread. If you harvest your honey and lemons from a backyard or a farmers’ market, this is about as local as you can get. […]

March 5 2012      14 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I admit it. The only reason I made Grapefruit-Rosemary Jelly is because after spending a day chopping and supreming and canning a batch of Orange-Grapefruit-Ginger Marmalade, I’d had enough of citrus preserving for a while. I just wanted something simple and quick to go through my last basket of grapefruits from the garden, and this […]

February 10 2012      6 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

Citrus season is in full swing in Southern California, and while everything in my garden is rather monotonous right now — green lettuces, green collards, green kale, green chard, turnip greens and carrot greens — I can always count on my citrus trees to add some cheerful pops of color. This is also the perfect […]

December 19 2011      8 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Last week I brought you my all-time favorite homemade preserve — balsamic fig jam with black peppercorn. Hopefully, you still have enough figs left over because you will definitely want to try my other favorite fig recipe. It’s just as simple to make, sweeter but not too sweet, and even low in sugar without sacrificing […]

October 26 2011      6 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

What’s more exciting than picking that first ripe fig of the season off your tree? Picking an entire basketful of ripe, juicy figs! And a basketful is enough to make a small batch of one of my all-time favorite preserves — balsamic fig jam spiced with whole black peppercorns. What makes this jam so different […]

October 20 2011      24 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

My friend Robyn and I have a pretty good system going. She gives me food, and I make something more out of them. She gave me sundried tomato tapenade, and I made tapenade bread. She gave me white and yellow peaches from her trees, and I made jam. Sweet, delicious jam that I can eat […]

August 26 2011      5 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I’ve been on a canning kick the whole summer, a new hobby that I forced myself to learn back in July. After harvesting 40 pounds of tomatoes in just one morning (with more taunting me on their vines) and freaking out about the tomatoes for breakfast-lunch-and-dinner that I’d have to feed the boyfriend every day […]

September 25 2010      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas