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Autumn – Pumpkins & Apples

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Autumn – Pumpkins & Apples

Today is the first day of Autumn. It’s my favorite season. I have always loved the cooler weather, the colors of the trees, the need to cram the outdoorsy things you planned to do in the summer into the last few nice weeks before winter. Now I also love the bounty of fruits & veggies from my garden and those of others, and the canning & preserving that needs to be done with it before it’s all gone. We’re starting to get local pumpkins at the farmers markets, and...

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Colcannon – Healthy Wholesome Irish Comfort Food

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Colcannon – Healthy Wholesome Irish Comfort Food

          If there’s one thing you can count on the week after Thanksgiving besides crowded malls, it’s leftovers. We’ve already polished off the last of the really delicious free-range turkey we picked up this year at Corner Health Foods in Mundelein by making paninis: sourdough garlic bread layered with turkey, cheese, pickles, and our delicious tart/sweet Cranberry Apple Jam, buttered and grilled with a weight on top. Now we’re on to tackling the mashed...

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Savory Beet&Onion Jam Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Savory Beet&Onion Jam Stuffed Mushrooms

Savory jams are a staple here in the hollow. Whether it’s the feisty bite of our Pineapple Mango Habanero or the smoky allure of our Smoked Plum, these jams blend well with diverse meals for a sweet treat, adding complexities of flavor to many dishes. We’ve been experimenting with beet and onion recipes for a bit now, but only recently did we think to combine the two. The result was a velvety spread of rich onion crunch with a strong beety expression. I can picture it spread over...

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Foraged Grape Jam, On A Burger

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Foraged Grape Jam, On A Burger

Over this past summer, we received numerous requests for intriguing jam concepts, such as tomato, rhubarb, onion, bacon, elderberry, and, of course, grape. While some of these may be harder to source and prepare than others, we finally began production on a grape jam when Holcomb Hollow found out about available wild grapes growing in the Antioch area. Thanks to the tip-off, Melissa & Molly went picking the treasure-trove of fresh fruit. Thoroughly washed but lightly processed, the...

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Chocolate Zucchini Habanero Cake

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Chocolate Zucchini Habanero Cake

There are a thousand cake recipes out there, and most of them are probably quite delicious. However, none of them can shake a stick at this fabulous Chocolate Zucchini Habanero Cake, with a nice spicy bite mixed into the chocolate decadence. For a birthday, holiday party, or Saturday afternoon, this egg and butter free cake offers a slightly healthier option sure to impress anyone who’s a fan of the habanero. The zucchini just melts into the cake batter, with no lingering strings of...

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Jam-Broiled Salmon

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Jam-Broiled Salmon

Eating seafood helps provide valuable Omega fatty acids to a balanced diet. Here in the Hollow, we love a baked salmon fillet, wild caught, of course. For a special treat, we experimented with smothering the fillet in four different types of our jam to see how it worked out. As expected, it was delicious, and as always, we used a super-simple recipe easy for you to replicate. Thaw your salmon and preheat the oven to 425 degrees Farenheit. Choose an appropriately sized baking pan and lightly...

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