Jujube (Chinese Red Date) Butter

Jujube (Chinese Red Date) Butter

Have you ever seen a jujube? Have you ever eaten one? No, not the confectionary variety – although I do remember those rather fondly from my childhood. I’m talking about a small fruit that grows on a jujube tree. Sometimes called Chinese Dates or Chinese Red Dates, jujubes are a fun little treat. They’re hard to find…

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Grilled Lemon-Dill Sockeye Salmon

grilled lemon salmon blog

There’s something so beautiful about taking a few simple fresh ingredients and cooking them in a simple way that really celebrates the flavor of the ingredients themselves. This is how I feel when I cook salmon – especially Copper River salmon. It’s a splurge for us, and it’s seasonal, so it’s definitely not an everyday meal….

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Garden-Fresh San Marzano Tomato Sauce

san marzano prep

This spring, I planted a San Marzano tomato plant (as well as two other varieties). I’d never tried this variety, but I figured it was worth a shot. If I had to do it over again, I’d plant three. Maybe four. That’s how excited I’ve been about them. I’m already making plans for next spring…

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Pickled Banana Peppers

pickled peppers blog

‘Tis the time of year where canning and pickling is on every gardener’s mind. While my garden is not having its best year ever (my pepper plants are just now starting to produce), I’m still benefiting from others’ surplus. A friend of ours gave us a large amount of various peppers – namely Santa Fe…

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