Get the particulars on plums

December 4, 2014

When you ask folks to name a stone fruit, they’re apt to say peaches, cherries or even apricots. Sometimes overlooked for flashier fare, the plum is a delectable, low-calorie choice that’s packed with nutritious value. Sometimes called a gage, the plum boasts more than 2,000 varieties. Here in the U.S., fruit connoisseurs can choose from… Read more »

Jam, Jelly, Preserves, Marmalade – what’s the difference?

November 16, 2014

Some people like jam, some like jelly, some insist on marmalade. What’s the difference? Let’s start first with what they have in common – they all are basically some sort of fruit that has been combined with sugar, boiled until the sugar dissolves and then put into sterilized jars. So, what differentiates them? Jellies –… Read more »

Get ’em while they’re here…Palisade Peaches

September 2, 2014

They say you haven’t tasted a peach until you’ve tasted a Colorado Palisade peach. And, that’s saying something considering other parts of the country have made the peach its state symbol! Its velvety skin, deep and rich colors and juiciness make Palisades peaches a delicacy that people wait for year round. Plus, the numerous varieties… Read more »

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I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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