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Monday, September 12, 2022

Bubble, bubble

 Over the weekend Resident Chef and I tried making Roasted Garlic and Onion Relish/Jam as you can see....

...and here is the recipe if you'd like to try it for yourself.  Sure tastes yummy on hamburgers!


5 whole garlic bulbs                       3 T. unsalted butter
5 c. chopped onions                       ½ c. balsamic vinegar
1 c. cider vinegar                              3 c. white sugar
1 pouch liquid pectin 
  Slice ½” off the top of each garlic bulb & place each on a
separate piece of foil.  Sprinkle each with 1 T. water.  Loosely
wrap & pinch to seal. Place on baking sheet & roast 45 mins. at 400degrees.
Unwrap & cool 15 mins. Squeeze garlic into bowl and set aside.
Melt butter over medium heat.  Add onion, reduce heat to
medium low and sauté til tender and light golden (about 15 mins)
Do not let onion brown.  Add balsamic vinegar & cook, stirring
frequently, 5 mins.   Add garlic & cider vinegar & gradually
stir in sugar.  Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly,
until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to med-high & bring to a full
rolling boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 1 minute.  Remove
from heat and add pectin.  
Let cool 5 mins, stirring constantly. 
Ladle into hot jars, seal and process 
in boiling water bath
10 minutes.  Remove and cool on a wire rack. 
Makes approx.
six 250 ml jars.  Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 

- I was going to just pick a couple of THESE patterns to share with you and finally decided that perhaps you'd like to see them all so you can choose your favourite(s).

- There are a number of great ideas for repurposing things HERE.  

- Have a look at the portfolio of THIS incredible artist!

- Depending on the colours, THIS would be an amazing blanket.  I would love to make one but then I remind myself that it would involve adding to my stash and I talk myself out of it.   

- HERE is another artist that does amazing work.

Today's quote..."Illiteracy in the 21st century will not be about reading and writing, but about those who cannot unlearn what they were led to believe"


  1. I love roast garlic. What oven temp do you use? I like making garlic into spreadable butter.

    1. We love it too! 400 degrees to roast it - about 45 mins. (I'll amend the recipe to reflect the time/temp - thanks)

  2. Sounds delicious!
    I wish I had the room snd equipment to can things.

    1. It definitely tastes great! We don't have much room either and our storage space is far too warm for things to keep. We bought a small bar-sized fridge and keep things in that (until we run out of space!)

  3. I can only imagine how your home smelled. I may try making a few jars for Christmas. Don't have to raise a garden to make that jam.
    Great quote.

    1. Well, I love the smell of garlic and onions together so as far as I was concerned the house smelled great. Those walking by in the hall might not have been as happy though!

  4. Looks and sounds delicious Mary Anne! Christine xx

    1. It has just the right degree of 'spice' to it and surprisingly it all comes from just onions, garlic and vinegar.

  5. Interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You're welcome! Let me know if you make it.

  6. How do you use this relish\jam? It sounds delicious.

    1. Well, so far we've tested it on hamburgers and pork and I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like with a grilled cheese sandwich. I suspect it will be good with chicken too.


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