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Jammosas – Another use for leftover jam

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I don’t know about you, but I’m just starting to recover from all the holiday festivities of the last few weeks. Whew!

So, I am actually not participating in any big New Year’s Eve parties this year.

Nope. Instead, I’m opting for quiet time with family the rest of the week. No big New Year’s plans other than a board game by the fire with my husband and kids.

But whether you are entertaining a crowd or just quietly celebrating alone, I have a simple cocktail for you that is perfect for ringing in the New Year.

In fact, it’s fun for any celebration. So you can always save it for another time later in the year.

Just like my signature Jamtini Cocktail, this recipe uses up some pantry goodness!

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Can Jam: Citrus

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I mentioned before that I am participating in Can Jam 2010, where each month, a group of bloggers can/preserve a specific food and write about it. The purpose of...

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“Give Me A Shot Of Basil” – Homegrown Cocktails

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I ran across this interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle about how some bars are growing their own cocktail ingredients. While some bars and restaurants contract with local...

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Gingerbread Cake – over at NapaFarmhouse 1885

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This week, I was a guest blogger over at the NapaFarmhouse1885 blog. Owner, Diane Padoven, and I became friends through Twitter and when I saw her website, I was...

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Lavender Biscotti

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My mom harvested her lavender last weekend and ended up with several baskets filled to the brim with fragrant bundles. I dried my own lavender last month and have...

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No Tomato Salsa

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This delicious salsa does not have a tomato in sight. It features Cilantro — my plant of the week. You can always add a chopped tomato to the mix....

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Lemon Verbena Syrup

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I mentioned Lemon Verbana a few weeks ago here. I thought I would share another recipe for how to use it… Lemon Verbena Syrup has a multitude of uses....

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Lemon Verbena Fruit Punch

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Here is a recipe I like to make in the summertime using fresh lemon verbena leaves. Lemon Verbena Fruit Punch 1/2 cup lemon verbena leaves5 cups cranberry-raspberry juice blend4...

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Preserving Summer with Tutti-Frutti and Rumtopf

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Okay -So this website is all about gardening and eating “fresh-from-the-garden” ingredients. Right? Well, here is a fun way to capture a bit of summer in a jar which...

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