Marisa McClellan

Marisa McClellan is a food writer, canning teacher, and dedicated farmers market shopper who lives in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round and Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces. Find more of her jams, pickles, and preserves (all cooked up in her 80-square-foot kitchen) atfoodinjars.com.

Articles & Recipes by Marisa McClellan

  • Rye Crepes with Buttery Apple Compote (3)

    Rye Crepes with Buttery Apple Compote

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    This particular crepe batter is one of my favorites, as the rye flour keeps it tender, and the minimal amount of sugar means you can use it to wrap both sweet and savory fillings. When paired with the buttery apple compote, they work for breakfast (top with plain yogurt), lunch (cottage cheese!) or dessert (a spoonful of softly whipped cream).

  • Cardamom Jam

    Plum Cardamom Jam

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    So often, plums are paired with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. While those are entirely delicious couplings, consider branching out and spiking your plums with cardamom this summer. Using in small amounts, it gives the plums fragrance and subtle flavor. It is certain to become both a ready favorite for gift giving and your morning toast.

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