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How To Make Basic Fruit Jam Without Pectin — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

When fresh berries are abundant this summer, do yourself a big favor and snatch them up for jam making. No need to make a huge fuss over buying special ingredients or equipment for canning — you can make summer berry jam with just the fruit, lemon juice, and sugar in about 30 minutes at home.

The resulting jam is fruit-forward, sweet, and full of dark, pungent berry flavor. It will make you feel like a kitchen superhero every time you open a jar for your morning toast.

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Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Hazelnuts & Brown Butter Dressing — Salad Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

The only thing I might like better than Brussels sprouts roasted to a crisp are thinly sliced raw Brussels sprouts dressed with a bright vinaigrette and toasted nuts. This salad takes a little more time to make than the usual shaved sprouts salad, but the extra work is worth the flavor and texture combination of brown butter vinaigrette, Brussels sprouts, apple, and hazelnuts. And unlike most salads, it tastes even better the day after it's made.

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