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chia jam

How to Make Chia Jam

Chia seeds can seem intimidating to begin with, but once you get to know them and understand not only what they have to offer you nutritionally, but what they can do for you in the kitchen, you will start adding them to everything… like this chia jam!

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How to Make Your Own Pectin for Preserves

Homemade Pectin for Preserves

Commercial pectin is in fact derived from natural sources, usually apples or citrus rinds. However, they’re pretty opaque about how it’s made, so we cannot know if they pass the Unprocessed sniff test. Fortunately, you can make your own DIY pectin easily at home, with no special equipment.

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Apple Pear Sauce

The next morning, when I went to taste the sauce, I realized that it didn’t need a single thing. The apples gave it plenty of sweetness, while the pears added a pleasantly grainy texture. The small amount of orange and lemon juice I’d included offered the necessary tang. It was perfect just as it was.

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Pancetta mise

How to Make Pancetta

I make no secret of my love for cured meats. In fact, after well over a decade of vegetarianism, the lance that cracked my armor was a single piece of salame.

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