Quince Marmalade or Jam, Recel Ftoi in Albanian is my moms favourite! Growing up I called them dunja pronounced dunya, as my mom grew up in Macedonia, so that is what she always calls them…just recently I found out in Albanian they are called ftoi, for the jam I grew up and still call it marmalat which is how it is said in Albanian as well as recel. Quince are delightful smelling fruit that are not edible raw, but they do make tasty jams and fillings for cookies or pies. Continue reading “Quince Marmalade – Recel Ftoi” »
Made this yummy delicious cheesecake recipe from Kraft! Of course I added my own touch to it! The pomegranate jelly went so well with it. I did have to add some more after it baked, as it change a bit in colour and it kinda baked in the cheesecake, so make sure you have extra jelly or jam on hand!
Here’s a story of a girl who thought she can make pomegranate jelly with ease! Until she woke up and reality hit her! Wake up you can’t do this on your own! Sure im strong…but not that strong! If you have a juicer by all means….use it!
After squeezing the life out of 3 pomegranates and only getting 1 cup…yes you read correct 1 cup! I needed 3! What’s a girl gonna do? I’ll tell ya! She….I went to the grocery store in the middle of all this and picked up a bottle of ’Pom’ pomegranate juice is what I did! What a save! Open the bottle up and perfect! 2 cups of juice plus my 1 cup and I got my 3 cups! Whew! Continue reading “Pomegranate Jelly” »
We love jam! Homemade jam is even better! I really would love to make the cooking jam sometime…the whole sterilization, proper canning techniques kinda scare me…..would if I don’t do it right! I know a girl who canned and all her jars popped and squirted all over! I can imagine that happening to me as I probably would miss an important step. So to stay on the safe side I make freezer jam! I have a lot of freezer space so that works for me, as I don’t have much pantry space. Continue reading “Fig Jam” »
I fell in love with this jam when I was a kid! Make it every year since I can remember! Going strawberry picking with the family is something I love to do….driving out to the country and looking at the beautiful scenery makes you wish you had a house out there!
The farm I go to doesn’t use pesticides, all natural…you can just eat them while picking! They are small and sweet….perfect for making jam! Continue reading “Strawberry Freezer Jam” »