PB & J energy bars

As I'm in the process of changing career, last week I had some exams to be an English teacher.  By association: teaching, school, etc, this made me crave a peanut butter and jelly (jam) sandwich. So to turn that craving into a healthy snack I decided to make an energy bar which will bring me... Continue Reading →

Persimmon marmalade

The persimmons I had spotted on my ride a couple weeks ago have started to be ripe. So we went to pick some up and I've decided to make some jam qith it to be able to keep it as long as possible during the upcoming winter month. Ingredients 1kg persimmons' flesh (it has to... Continue Reading →

Arbutus jam

This morning we went on a little hike to play gatherer: I love this part of France where I now live as we can just walk out the door and go pick up fruits and herbs in the wilderness. The most common one are herbs of course that you can find year-round: thyme, rosemary, savory,... Continue Reading →

Fig jam

I moved to Sospel, southern France, last month and I've been enjoying cooking locally grown products even more than usual. We are on the last stretch of figs season and I'm stocking up on this great fruit by making some jam. Ingredients 2,5 kg of fresh figs 1 kg of sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract... Continue Reading →

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