​Hickory Blueberry Conserve With Pecans

Friday, August 21, 2015

Recipe adapted from Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving

2 cups blueberries, crushed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup hickory syrup
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Blueberry-Peach Compote

Friday, July 17, 2015

Courtesy:  Deneen Mueller

3 peaches 
1 tsp cardamom (or more to taste)
2 pints blueberries
2 whole star anise
3 T coconut oil
Few gratings of whole nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
Maple syrup to taste

Heat sauté pan over medium heat. Add coconut oil. Allow to melt & get hot. Add peaches & sauté for several minutes until semi-soft. Stir in blueberries. Add cinnamon, cardamom, star anise & nutmeg. Turn heat to low. As fruit cooks, it will breakdown & create a sauce. Sweeten with maple syrup to taste. Top Basic Polenta with compote.  Optional:  top with toasted almonds & coconut. Read More...

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