My mother in law is a¬†certified Master Food Preserver¬†(kinda like a Master Gardener) and an active volunteer at our local food bank. A couple years back, she combined her passion for food preservation with her desire to better serve individuals and families who couldn’t always afford good healthy food by starting a program called Jamming […]


How could I go wrong when I started with this? Fresh strawberries out of the greenhouse, a handfull of black caps, and a few boysenberries (not pictured) from a local farm. I probably should have just put the plate on the table after dinner instead of trying to be fancy, but I thought I should […]


Strawberry Season

June 29, 2011 · 10 comments

On Sunday, I went to a local farm with a U-pick strawberry patch and harvested 34 1/2 pounds in just under two hours. I was kidless, and the picking was easy. Western Oregon finally got several days in a row of summer sun, so there was an abundance of medium-large, fully ripe berries. If you […]