RECIPE: Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles

[1] A different kind of peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Photo courtesy Cait’s Plate. [2] You can also celebrate with peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies. Here’s the recipe from Chef de Home. [3] Don’t want waffles? Here’s a special way to celebrate with a sandwich (photo courtesy Jif).   April 2nd is National Peanut…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Emily G’s Jams

Last year we received a gift of Emily G’s Jam Of Love, an exquisite artisan bramd. When the last jar was scraped clean, we were despondent. We taste a lot of quality jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves that are perfectly nice. But on rare occasions, we come across a knockout. That’s how we feel about…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gakwiyo Provisions Jams & Jellies

Gakwiyo means “good food” in the Cayuga Indian language. A few years ago the Cayuga Nation, headquartered in Seneca Falls, New York, began an initiative to can and preserve the fruits and vegetables that are grown on its ancestral lands. Patti Costello, manager of the initiative, explains that her goal was to make popular foods…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Arrope

Arrope syrup. There’s also an arrope preserve with pumpkin (see photo below). Photo courtesy Miel de Palma.   Arrope (ah-ROE-pay), a cooking and condiment syrup, is a product that few of us have in our kitchens. Yet, if you’re a serious cook (or eater), it’s an ingredient you should know about. If your parents are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mold In Jelly & Jam

Invader alert: white mold growing in jelly. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   A couple of months ago, we noticed two cottony puffs of white mold growing in a jar of Smucker’s Concord Grape Fruit Spread. We wrote to Smucker’s asking if it was safe to eat, and what caused the mold. We…
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