Spiced Blueberry Jam

Here’s an oldie but goodie. I love fresh jams. Put a little on a nice toasted English muffin in the morning and I’m happy! I’m not an expert in preservation in terms of canning, so I just make sure to keep the finished product in an air tight container and consume within 2-3 weeks. It never seems to last that long ;)...more

Jam Fills My Heart

Strawberry Jam Sandwich Cookies  ...more

Canning Springtime

I moved in with my extended family in 2012 after my mother died very suddenly from a heart attack. I was in between jobs and my family hoped that I would help care for my Grandmother. I agreed to help out for a few months and moved in to what had been my Mother's bedroom in my Aunt's house.From the beginning, I had big shoes to fill. I was responsible for preparing dinner for 6-9 people. I didn't mind this, I enjoy cooking so I threw myself into the project with a gusto....more

My New Healthy Breakfast Obsession

 Today on my blog I'm sharing my new obesssion with this delicious gluten free toast with jam. It's a perfect breakfast that's fast and easy for someone who is gluten free. ...more

Cranberry Apple Jam

Cranberry Apple Jam + Plus Free Printable Jar Labels on the Blog www.ilonaspassion.com/cranberry-apple-jam-free-printable-jar-labels/Ingredients...more

Pastry Jam Rolls

I've always had a soft spot for pastries.I haven't exactly been able to indulge like I used to since removing sugar, dairy, and gluten from my diet. That was until I tried my hand at a vegan, gluten-free version of Martha Stewart's pie crust....more

Perfect Valentines Jam

At a recent LBP party, I bought a bunch of delicious fresh raspber...more

Sweet Orange Marmalade Recipe

Homemade jams are one of my favourite gifts – they're tasty, useful, inexpensive to make, and are HOMEMADE! No nasty preservatives, artificial colours, or weird nonsense. Just simple fruit, sugar, and love. Add some ribbon, and you've got the perfect gift.I love marmalade, but I found that a lot them have a very bitter aftertaste. I wanted to make a marmalade that was fresh, vibrant, full of zest, and with a hint of sweetness. The result; Sweet Orange Marmalade (if you say it with a southern accent, it sounds even better)....more