Tag Archives: Pickles and Preserves

Quince Jam

Quince are an under appreciated fruit.  Cooks know them as the last fruit to be harvested in the Fall, and the real indication that winter in Seattle is on its way.  My grandmother use to include them in other jams … Continue reading

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Jambon Persillé

  Special appetizer this week at Le Pichet: Jambon persillé, sa sauce gribiche et sa compote aux coings “Burgundy-style parslied ham terrine served with quince compote and egg-herb-cornichon sauce” Remember that we serve specials until they are sold out, so … Continue reading

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Preserving the fruits of GPS labor

GPS Farm Stand This Summer, I added a new stop to my weekly Farmer’s Market rounds.  In a good week I am able to visit the Pike Place Market at least once, the University Market on Saturday and either Columbia … Continue reading

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Jam Making 101

  Summer’s Gift I recently happened into 8 pounds of deliciously ripe, honey sweet Green King figs.  By “happened into” I mean that my neighbor across the hall got a whole bunch of these rare local treats from a tree … Continue reading

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New menu staff tasting at Cafe Presse

The winter menu at Cafe Presse is up and running as of 9a.m. this morning. The entire staff of Cafe Presse gathered this morning before service started (by the way, that’s pretty early for residents of Capitol Hill) to see, … Continue reading

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Canned albacore tuna

This recipe is from Jeremy Brown, local fisherman, who was in charge of the Slow Foods Seattle Tuna Canning Class in January 2012.    At that demonstration, half pint glass jars with screw top lids were used.

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Canning Tuna with Slow Foods Seattle

Slow Foods Seattle held their 2nd Annual Tuna Canning Workshop, directed by local fisherman Jeremy Brown on Sunday January 8, 2012.  This event caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First,  I am a big fan of preserved fish … Continue reading

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Aspargus season is only 8 months away.

I know, it is almost September. So why am I pulling out these images of a pickling project from last May?  It seems that I am just now finding the time to write up a few notes about pickling asparagus.  … Continue reading

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