Piggy Posts – Summer Vacation Day 7/70

I can’t believe that summer is already 10% gone and it’s still cloudy and rainy. Wahhhhh. Oh well, since today is crummy outside, I’ve decided to play inside.

First I put up a couple of jars of reclaimed Cherries – the Bing cherries are in vodka with sugar, the Queen Anne Cherries are in Brandy with sugar.  I just cut the stems back to about 1/2 inch and layered them with sugar before covering them in the alcohol.

I also have a batch of Bacon Jam on the stove.

  • 1 1/2 lbs bacon – cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 large onions – diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic – diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup coffee
  1. Cook bacon in a pan over med high heat until they are slightly browned. Remove and drain, reserve one tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan
  2. Add the onions in garlic to the bacon fat and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and the bacon to pan and stir. Cover and simmer for 2- 3 hours or until liquid becomes syrupy.
  4. Place the mixture into a food processor and pulse until it becomes jam-like.
  5. Pack into a jar and store in the refrigerator.

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