Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring time when the grocery store vegetables are looking a little worse for the wear. Pickles have other benefits too.
Passion fruit and lemon curd is the perfect taste of summer sunshine and so simple to make. Spread it on toast, scones or insode a sponge cake or spooned over ice-cream or Greek yogurt for the perfect simple dessert.
When you've got too much citrus and too little time, one of the easiest, most satisfying things to make is a mixed-citrus, whole-fruit jam. This one uses limequats, oranges, lemons, and a grapefruit; make yours with whatever you have on hand.
These figs are plump and sweet and spiced as much as pickled -- almost a cross between pickled and candied. They're great on a cheese plate, with dessert, or popped into your mouth straight from the jar.