Purely Homespun

Homemade from the heart


Paul F. Davis quotation

Tomato Jam

2 cups cherry tomatoesTomatoJam

2 cups roma tomatoes

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp molasses

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground basil

Place all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours until mixture thickens.



Akshay Vasu quotation

Molasses Cupcakes

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup sugarmolassessMuffins

1 egg

1/3 cup molasses

1/2 cup almond milk

1 1/4 cup flour


1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

Mix wet ingredients until well incorporated.  Add dry ingredients.  Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in a muffin comes out clean.


Marthe Troly-Curtin quotation

Strawberry Chutney

2 tsp maple syrupstrawberrychutney

2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 chopped green onions

Cook maple syrup and strawberries until berries are soft.  Stir in vinegar and cook until sauce thickens.  Remove from burner and mix in green onions.  Serve cold.


Spring proverb

Gumdrop Cake

1 cup butterGumDropCake

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup applesauce

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp warm water

1 lb raisin


2 cups gumdrops

Mix wet ingredients until fluffy.  Add dry ingredients.  Fold in raisins and gumdrops and spoon into a large greased loaf pan. Bake in 300 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2-2 1/2 hours



Tom Robbins quotation

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