Michigan cherries from Hardin Family Farms, Illinois honey from Dennanne Farms, star anise, lemon and low-sugar pectin all to make Cherry Jam!
For this cherry jam I followed this recipe...sorta. I used a cup of honey instead of granulated sugar and added a star anise to simmer with the cherries. I would have added one more star anise and 2/3 cup of honey instead of a cup. The jam is as sweet as the stuff you buy at the grocery store...and that was not what I was going for but it is still yummy. I am hoping I didn't leave too much headspace for this jar...
I pickled two more jars of garlic scapes with basil. The recipe is here. Tonight for dinner I made garlic scape pesto pizza. Garlic Scape Pesto recipe. I made some great vegan cheese with cashews, nutritional yeast and canned red peppers for the pizza. Here is the recipe for 7 Secrets Simple Cheese Sauce. I have 4 more scapes left...what should I do with them?!
I received some beets in my CSA so I pickled them with apple cider vinegar, ginger and cinnamon! They are going to be awesome. Here is the recipe.
I have been pickling, canning and cooking like a crazy person...time to get back to the artwork...and stop heating our apartment up!