homemade tomato ketchup made from fresh tomatoes

Homemade Ketchup From Fresh Tomatoes

Tomatoes. I bet you that none of us can’t resist the smell and the taste of home-grown tomatoes; you know, the ones that have ripened in the sun during the summer. (those tasteless perfectly shaped red balls that can be found in the stores throughout the whole year are not my business really) And honestly, […]

homemade sauerkraut recipe

Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe – 3 Ways

A Brief Look at The History of Fermentation Although fermented foods gain on its importance in recent years, they have been part of human civilization for thousands of years. If we take a deeper look into our history, we will very easily come to the conclusion that the first fermentation probably occurred by (happy) accident. […]

oven-roasted plum jam no added sugar

Oven-Roasted Plum Jam (No Added Sugar!)

Oven-roasted plum jam is one of my favorite gastronomic discoveries of the gloomy 2020 year. It removes from the throne all those fancy meals I’ve had the opportunity to try lately. How come? Well, there are several reasons. Before making this plum jam, I’d heard about it many times before. From the ladies in our […]

no pectin fresh apricot jam recipe

No Pectin Fresh Apricot Jam Recipe

In our family, the tradition of making sweet and savory preserves from seasonal fruit and vegetables that grow in our orchard and garden is really long. When you try to live in harmony with the seasons and all the changes that they bring, sometimes nature gifts you with an abundance of fruit that you don’t […]

perfect lemon curd recipe

Simply Perfect Lemon Curd

RECIPE UPDATE (February 22, 2022.) The recipe has been tested again: the ratio of the ingredients stayed the same with a few extra tips and tricks for making this curd. Also, I’ve added new images. I think that there isn’t one dessert person in this world who hasn’t heard of lemon curd.  If there is […]