Category: Jams + Spreads

Fresh Fig Spread

Fresh Fig Spread

Oh boy do I love figs, always have.  Fig Newtons (now called simply Newtons) in my lunch box as a kid was a favorite. I don’t think I encountered a fresh fig until I was in my mid-20’s.  But, no surprise, I liked them right away. […]

Apricot Quick Jam

Apricot Quick Jam

I don’t typically crave jam. But in the summer, with delicious ripe fruit and berries, it’s more appealing. Right before traveling to Europe, our entire apricot tree ripened at once. Totally serious, the whole tree! I made some coconut-apricot bars using my raspberry-coconut oatmeal bar recipe […]

Fresh Blueberry Quick Jam

Fresh Blueberry Quick Jam

Fresh blueberries always remind me of summer.  Well, that and the well-known children’s book “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey, which I must have read to my boys 1,000 times when they were little.  Blueberries are a wonderful, tasty summer fruit.  Loaded with fiber, potassium, […]

Strawberry-Orange Quick Jam, A Simple Recipe

Strawberry-Orange Quick Jam, A Simple Recipe

Strawberry-orange quick jam is the perfect thing to do with all those berries you just picked with your kids or with left over fruit you bought from the market that may not get eaten. This is a super easy summer cooking project that your kids […]