Peach and strawberry jam for the weekend 

I found a great promotion in Walmart – a box of strawberries was just $1! I also had some frozen peaches in my fridge. So, I have decided to make some strawberry – peach jam for the weekend. The ingredients: 1 cup of strawberries 1 cup of peaches (I used frozen ones, but  fresh can be used…

Jam from frozen berries

Making jam from scratch is very easy and a lot of fun. Never the less, it can be quite costly. So, I have decided too try to use frozen berries. I bought berry medley from Trader Joe’s. It was $2,99 and I was able to make 2,5 jars of jam. The ingredients: 2 cups of…

Kiwi jam cake

More jam means more cakes! So, kiwi cake it is:) For this recipe I used: 1 jar of kiwi (can be any kind of jam for that matter) 3 cups of all purpose flour 1/2 cup of sugar 4 tbsp of greek yogurt 2 tsp of baking powder First of all, I have made the dough…

These exotic jams – Kiwi

One of my favorite fruits is kiwi. It is a very special one: The kiwifruit, native to northern China, was first brought to and cultivated in New Zealand at the turn of the 20th century and was then known as the Chinese Gooseberry. When the time came to export the fruit, to avoid the high duties…

Bread machine take on empanadas

My further exploration of bread machine was to prepare empanadas. I have made some adjustments and well overall I would say made a Lithuanian interpretation of this well known dish. The recipe was as following: First of all, I have prepared the stuffing. Cut some veggies (yellow bell pepper, half of crouget, some mushrooms) and stir…

Something different: mango jam!

I keep on experimenting with different types of jams. My next project was chunky mango jam. I bought mango in Walmart and still found it a bit expensive and not very tasteful. Still, I decided that it should be good enough for jam. The recipe is as always simple and straightforward: 2 cups of cut…

Blueberry jam for breakfast

It is not only bread that we have an excess of in our house, but jam as well. Thus, I am trying to use it in different ways. For breakfast I bought some cottage cheese and mixed it up with blueberry jam (see the link below of the recipe). I had this quite healthy breakfast with…

One more jam: blueberries

I bought some nice blueberries in Walmart a couple of days ago. So, I have decided that time has came to make blueberry jam. As always the recipe is extremely simple. 2 cups of blueberries 2 cups of white sugar 3 tbsp of pectin Used jam program on my bread machine. And two jars of…