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Italian Prune Preserves

Tweet Once upon a time, Santa Clara County was the largest fruit district in California. In 1919, 98,152 acres were planted in fruit trees. The majority were prune trees (7,652,000), next was apricot (665,000), peaches came in third (482,000) and 385,000 were cherries. Not surprisingly, the county was also the largest canning and packing district […]

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Raspberry Preserves

Tweet I haven’t done traditional canning in years. I much prefer recipes that do not require special equipment, take very little time to prepare and no hot-water-bath for the jars is required. This freezer recipe fits my definition of canning (especially during the hot summer months) perfectly. You can use canning jars, but any clean […]

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Fichi Marmellata

Tweet The first house I ever lived in on my own was in Willow Glen (San Jose area of California), and what Realtor’s would call “cozy and charming” meaning it was small and had a few quirks. But it was in an established neighborhood of cute Victorians and other older homes, was very clean and […]

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