Category Archives: Canning

Grape jam 

After picking grapes at the winery, we got to keep a couple buckets of red grapes; some of them went for wine, and some for a sweet &sour tasty jam. I think it was the last jam I will make this year. Now my kitchen cabinets are full of some delicious sweets! (more…)...
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Satsebeli Sauce (Pamidvris Satsebeli)

Satsebeli (Satsibeli) is a Georgian sauce, which literally means "sauce", and is made from pureed tart fruit or fruit juices. There are many recipes of Georgian sauce satsebeli and each of them has its own characteristics and ingredients. This Georgian sauce can be from tkemali ( unripe mirabelles or very sour plums), tomatoes, unripe grapes, cherries, pomegranate juice and walnuts. This...
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Sweet and Sour Sliced Pickles

A quick and easy recipe for crunchy sweet and sour pickles with a little spice. I like this version because the pickles aren't so sweet and you can still taste the cucumber flavor. You can use small or large cucumbers. The marinade will not cover completely the cucumbers at first since the cucumbers will have more juice after they marinate...
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Olive Oil with Herbs

For this recipe you should use only dried herbs, garlic, and hot peppers. Oil can be flavored in two ways: putting the dried ingredients directly into the oil (chili, herbs, zest) or pre-soak in vinegar to marinate and then put everything in the oil. If you use non dried herbs, they will spoil and the oil will turn bad....
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Pickled Cabbage

One of my most popular recipes, this crispy sour-salty cabbage can be stored in the marinade in the refrigerator for a long time. Add as much hot pepper as you like. Great alternative to a salad for a party or picnic....
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Gooseberry Jam

Sweet and sour jam with little bit of cherry flavor.  Gooseberry has a lot of natural pectin so you don't need to add more pectin to the jam. If you want to get a jam with almost whole berries, then pierce each berry with a needle before cooking. Don't add more water than specified in the recipe, gooseberry's are very...
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Blackcurrant Jam

Very healthy and fragrant jam that is sweet and sour. Like gooseberry, blackcurrant berries have enough pectin itself so you don't need to add more pectin. Jam can be stored for 6 months to a year in a cool dark place. You can add the blackcurrant jam to tea, ice cream, pancakes or in different pastries....
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Red Cabbage

Most Georgian recipes are spicy and flavorful and this recipe is a good example. It's an excellent appetizer to serve at dinner or on a holiday. Crunchy and slightly spicy cabbage pairs well with meat, potatoes or pasta. In the marinade you can add apple cider vinegar as well. If you love spicy food you can add an...
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Spicy Salsa

Spicy tomato-based sauce is a great addition to  meat, fish or other dishes. It's most popular in the US as a dip with chips. I usually make this salsa in August or September when I have lots of tomatoes and jalapenos in my garden. This sauce I keep in a jars, with tightly closed lids, in the refrigerator.  I...
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