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Boxing Day Pate {chicken liver pate}

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appetizers / chicken & poultry / In the Kitchen / In the Larder / On the Ranch / our chickens

I‘ve celebrated boxing day a few times. In my first experience of “celebrating”, while living in the UK, I found myself going from store to store in my village; finding locked door and closed signs. Even with mail delivery two times a day, I didn’t get the memo that commerce ends when Christmas celebrations begin. Boxing day is a lovely tradition and much more meaningful than half-off sales and crowded malls. This simple pate rounds […]

Blueberry Grapefruit Jam

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In the Kitchen / In the Larder / jams & jellies / jams & jellies

I have a freezer full of summer fruits; gathered in their peak and frozen to preserve freshness. It is my own secret garden. This jam combines the summer goodness blueberries hold, with beautiful winter grapefruit. I love it spooned onto toast, but I also have been using it as topping for cheesecake, filling for my homemade pop tarts,and as a delicious swirl in my morning yogurt. blueberry grapefruit jam 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 […]

Dried Persimmons

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fall / In the Garden / In the Kitchen / In the Larder

Persimmons seem to be a bit misunderstood. Some varieties need to ripen on the tree and be very soft, otherwise they are astringent, while others can remain very firm and be sweet. Personally, I prefer Fuyu persimmons. They do well in the area where we live, and grow abundantly through the fall. Firm and sweet, they are delicious off the tree, sliced in salads, frozen and enjoyed as an icy treat, and dehydrated into sticky […]