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My Heirloom Wild Gooseberry Jam

Gooseberry Heirloom Jam Summer

My Heirloom Wild Gooseberry Jam

Wild Gooseberries Ribes oxyacanthoides (Canadian Gooseberry) which is in the same family as currents.  Have you eaten them before?  Heard of them?  I feel like they’re a forgotten berry here in Alberta.  I haven’t eaten them since my Grandma would make jam with them when I was a kid, so back in the late 80s.  I’m dating myself there.  Many people have told me “Oh yeah I remember when my Grandma would make that too”.  I’ve read that many homestead locations will have current or gooseberry bushes in the yard as this was a common berry to have back then. ...

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How to Make Rosemary Olive Oil for Summer Salads

herbal recipes infused oil summer

How to Make Rosemary Olive Oil for Summer Salads

By now we probably all have our garden seeds planted here in Alberta and our flower pots and planters looking fabulous on our decks.  Hopefully you planted some herbs being it’s so wonderful having fresh herbs to use in the kitchen, and in herbal preparations like I do.  So I am bringing you an idea today for those fresh herbs, beyond adding the mint to your mojito (which is also a fantastic idea) or basil to your pesto.  Why not try making a herbal infused oil, or vinegar, for your culinary delights?!  We have all seen the flavoured olive oils...

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