FOOD 101: The History Of Jam, Jelly & Preserves

We’ve already done a turn on the the history of peanut butter. Today it’s jelly’s turn. Before we start on its history, check out the different types of fruit spreads: not just jam, jelly and preserves, but chutney, conserve, curd, fruit butter and marmalade. The history of jam and preserves begins with the history of…
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RECIPE: Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles

[1] A different kind of peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Photo courtesy Cait’s Plate. [2] You can also celebrate with peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies. Here’s the recipe from Chef de Home. [3] Don’t want waffles? Here’s a special way to celebrate with a sandwich (photo courtesy Jif).   April 2nd is National Peanut…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gakwiyo Provisions Jams & Jellies

Gakwiyo means “good food” in the Cayuga Indian language. A few years ago the Cayuga Nation, headquartered in Seneca Falls, New York, began an initiative to can and preserve the fruits and vegetables that are grown on its ancestral lands. Patti Costello, manager of the initiative, explains that her goal was to make popular foods…
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GIFT: Marina’s Cranberry Chutney

For a party favor, stocking stuffer or a pantry staple, to enjoy quality cranberry sauce all year long. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Cranberry jelly is easy to figure out, but what is the difference between cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney? How about cranberry conserve? Cranberry relish? Cranberry Conserve is a generally…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mold In Jelly & Jam

Invader alert: white mold growing in jelly. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   A couple of months ago, we noticed two cottony puffs of white mold growing in a jar of Smucker’s Concord Grape Fruit Spread. We wrote to Smucker’s asking if it was safe to eat, and what caused the mold. We…
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