Lilac Jam

That spring smell:  it hits me in the face when I walk out the door as the lilacs, in their various shades of purple and white, are bursting into bloom.  Their intoxicating fragrance seems ‘drinkable’ and indeed years ago, while looking into items I could locally forage, I came across a recipe for LILAC JAM….

Homemade ‘Evening’ Beef Broth

January 1st and I’m already canning. I am passionate about using homemade materials as much as our ability, time and sometimes what our taste buds allow. Most canning recipes for broth use marrow bones – but all bones work to make a nice broth. Tonight’s supper menu involve cutting the bone and fat off of…