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Recipes: Preserve a bit of summer

  • Recipe: Spiced whole kumquats

    Recipe: Spiced whole kumquats

    Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes plus standing time Servings: Makes about 6 cups Note: Adapted from a recipe by E. Waldo Ward & Son Inc. Serve the kumquats warm with a little of the reserved juices, either alone or with roast pork or other rich meats. 2 1/2 pounds kumquats, about 3 (12-ounce) pints...

  • Recipe: Nectarine jam

    Recipe: Nectarine jam

    Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 1 cup sugar 1/4cup water 2 pounds (about 7) nectarines, sliced 1. Combine the sugar and water until it's the consistency of wet sand. Cook the mixture over high heat to a light golden caramel, about 10 minutes. 2. Add half the nectarines. Stir the fruit...

  • Recipe: Fig jam crescents

    Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Servings: Makes 32 cookies Note: Sparkling sugar is a decorative sugar; granulated sugar may be substituted. Fig jam filling 1/2 pound Black Mission figs (about 10 small figs) 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1. Remove the...

  • Recipe: Pickled grapes

    Recipe: Pickled grapes

    Total time: 20 minutes plus refrigeration time Servings: Makes 3 cups Note: Adapted from Catherine Plagemann's "Fine Preserving." 3 cups stemmed red seedless grapes (about 3/4 pound) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup white wine vinegar 3 (3-inch) sticks cinnamon 1 tablespoon minced onion 1. Wash the grapes...

  • Quick pickled peppers

    Quick pickled peppers

    Total time: 20 minutes, plus pickling time Servings: Makes about 4 cups Note: Shishito peppers are available at many Asian markets. 3/4 pound shishito peppers 2 1/2 cups rice vinegar 3 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly smashed 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons dried oregano...

  • Recipe: Quick pickled daikon and cucumber

    Total time: About 15 minutes Servings: Each vegetable makes about 2 cups loosely packed pickle slices Note: This can top any of the soups or be eaten on the side. Korean red chile powder is available at Korean markets. 1 Japanese or hothouse cucumber 1/4 medium daikon (about 1/2 pound), peeled...

  • Recipe: Pickled red onion

    Recipe: Pickled red onion

    Total time: 15 minutes Servings: Makes about 2 cups Note: Adapted from Josef Centeno. 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 of a jalapeño pepper, quartered 1/2 bunch fresh mint, leaves removed and sliced crosswise very thinly Freshly ground black pepper 1 bay leaf 1 red...

  • Recipe: Fennel and red onion salad with pickled figs

    Total time: 40 minutes plus pickling time Servings: 6 Note: BY Russ Parsons. Published September 28, 2005. Quick-pickled figs 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 (1 1/2 -inch) cinnamon stick 4 whole cloves 6 whole allspice 8 black peppercorns 12 fresh figs, purple or green...

  • Recipe: Strawberry preserves

    Recipe: Strawberry preserves

      Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus 8 hours standing This recipe works best with weights (how would you know if you were a few strawberries short of a pint?). Use equal amounts of fruit and sugar. We've listed approximate volume measures if you don't have a scale (2 pints...

  • Les Comtes de Provence's organic clementine preserves

    Tangerine dreamFor one more jar of jam, marmalade or preserves to earn a spot front and center on an already loaded pantry shelf, it's got to be divine. Les Comtes de Provence's organic clementine preserves, made in Provence from that sweet variety of tangerine, deserve prime real estate. Prepared...

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