• Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper Jam by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Balsamic-Strawberry Black Pepper Jam

    I made jam!! This is the first time that I’ve ever made jam and I’m quite thrilled with how it turned out.  Last year I went to one of those craft fair thingy’s where people sell jams, and homemade crafts, candles, jewelry, scarves, things for your pets, and your home.  Anyway, I bought a small jar of Strawberry Balsamic jam with Black Pepper.  For $12.00.  That’s right, I paid $12.00 for an 8-ounce jar of this stuff.  Man, was it good.  I savored every $1.50-ounce of that jam. I did not however want to keep spending $12.00 for a small jar of homemade jam, no matter how good. I knew I was going…

  • Fresh Balsamic Strawberries by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Desserts,  Fruit,  Gluten Free

    Balsamic Strawberries

    One of my favorite things about summer is that berries are everywhere.  Before I switched to Real Food, I suffered a raw fruit and raw veggie allergy.  Almost all fruits and veggies, if consumed raw, gave me hives in my mouth, and tongue and down my throat.  My throat would start to feel tight and I’d have to run for the Benadryl.  Not an enjoyable way to live.  I learned that most of my problem was from the pesticides because I can consume organic varieties of those fruits without problems…except watermelon.  That one still remains a mystery. I love almost every berry out there.  My favorite is a tie between strawberries and raspberries. …