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Happy Wednesday ladies!    We are officially 1 week into 2009.  Sunday I asked if any of you had tried a new dish (cooking or eating), since a new year-I'm trying to keep to one of my resolutions to try something new in the kitchen once a week.  Do you think I'll be able to do it?  

It's been said that we all only use about maybe 12 recipes, we may stir the pot a bit with switching an ingredient or two, but that we stick to just those few recipes.  It's really a shame-with all the fresh fruits and veggies available all year round?  With herbs and spices galore?  And we all stick to just a few dishes?

This week-I'm trying a new glaze for that ham I was going to make for New Year's Eve-Blackberry.
Yes, I said blackberry. I'm using a cup of preserves for the base. When the ham is about ¾'s of the way heated, I'm going to brush over the glaze and let it finish up.
This is my concoction:

1 C blackberry preserves (I happen to like the texture of the seeds, but that part is yours to decide)
¼ C red wine (my sister had some merlot left-remember, I don't drink!)
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
Stir and heat in a sauce pan for about 10 minutes at a very low flame.  Depending on your taste-you might want to add some lemon or orange zest.  Remember to line the roaster with foil to cut down (if not completely, at least most of it) on the scrub time.  Do not put the glaze on too soon or it will burn!

It's different than the usual honey or marmalade!


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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Mmmm, blackberry glaze sounds out of this world.  I’d never get hubby to eat it, but everyone else around here would lap it up.

      I believe it’s true that we only use about 12 recipes in general.  It might take awhile to work a new one into the mix but then something else gets dropped.  

      I’ve never done honey glazed ham, but we have honey glazed beets about once a week.

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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • I love beets, but the rest of the family doesn’t.  The glaze was a winner.  Made a lot of split pea soup from the “ends and bone”

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