Quince Marmalade – Recel Ftoi

Quince Marmalade

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” »

Peach Freezer Jam

Peach Freezer Jam

I love peaches especially Ontario peaches in the summer so sweet and juicy!  I love peaches when they are a bit soft and really juicy, my son likes them hard and a bit unripe. The perfect peach for jam is the soft and juicy ones.  Continue reading “Peach Freezer Jam” »

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

We love cranberry sauce, homemade tastes so much better then the canned stuff, and its so simple to make! Enjoy with chicken, turkey, we even like to wrap it up in crepes…mmm:)
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Cheesecake with Pomegranate Jelly

Cheesecake with pomegranate jam

 

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!

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Pomegranate Jelly

Pomegranate Jelly

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” »

Fig Jam

Fig Jam

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” »

Thumbprint Cookies with My Homemade Jam

thumbprint cookie

One of my childhood favourite cookies was thumbprint cookies! Helping my Mom and Aunt Angela making them is a memory that I cherish. Picking out which jam to go on the cookies was fun too! What makes them even better is perfecting the recipe over the years. Oh and homemade jam just brings it home! Continue reading “Thumbprint Cookies with My Homemade Jam” »

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer 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” »