Spicy Asian Plum Dipping Sauce

Dreary day here to end out February.Rain, cold.  Ready for spring……………  To warm things up, I decided to use up some lovely plums I got at the local Asian market and try a dipping sauce recipe that I canned using apricots back in 2010.  Its been a popular gift I’ve given out so I wanted to see how it would work with plums instead of apricots. Feel free to use Apricots instead of plums here.  I used canned Apricots the first time and it was delicious.  Here’s the recipe, made sugar free this time except for what sugar is in the plums of course: 10 Ripe Red Plums (pits and stems removed and cut in quarters)1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar1/2 Cup Tamari Soy Sauce1 inch of fresh Ginger, chopped 2 whole cloves of Garlic, no need to dice1 sliced Jalapeno Pepper seeds included1/2 tsp Stevia My broken up Star Anise supply.  Time for some new I think. 2 Star Anise (optional but it is good if you have some) If you are not canning this sauce, just put all of the ingredients listed above in a medium size pot and boil, stirring frequently, for about 30 minutes on medium to reduce…

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Joie “Great Deal” Gadget Giveaway

GADGETS GALORE FOR EVERY CHORE!  Canned Time is giving away 2 great kitchen gadgets from JOIE 1 lucky reader will win 2 gadgets 1 hand vegetable peeler Fits perfectly in your hand for quick safe peeling. And one of these handy dandy lemon juicers that work great and help keep the mess to a minimum Click below to find out what else is going on a JOIE.  They have such interesting items for the kitchen that can really make life easier for very little cash………. See the giveaway details at the end of the post.  Contest ends this Saturday so get your entries in today……………………….. Meantime, I’ve been finding all kinds of GREAT DEALS around our town.  Like this glass vase from Marshall’s for $5.99 And silk flowers at Michael’s Crafts for just $2.99 (The marbles in the bottom were .99 in the clearance bin at Bed Bath & Beyond! I found this gorgeous woven wicker bowl for just $15 at Marshall’s and the beautiful aqua green glass bowl below………….yea, $4.99 at Marshall’s. Best deal I’ve found yet though…………..was this baby blue square plate for ……………….. 50 cents. Unbelievable.  Especially when I had already found the matching square bowl last month at…

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