Sweet and crunchy corn is best eaten within minutes of harvest, but if you want to keep the last lingering taste of summer through the shortening days, there's a few ways you can put some by.
Once again it's Three Things Thursday, where I highlight three things that ran on the site recently that inspired, intrigued or impressed me.
As the days shorten, those last tomatoes on the vine may stubbornly stay green. But that doesn't mean they're not good eating. Here's seven ways to preserve those green tomatoes.
Once again it's Three Things Thursday, where I highlight three things that ran on the site recently that inspired, intrigued or impressed me. This week, I'm going all prickly, sour and boozy.
Raspberries! These ripe red berries are fleeting, so grab a flat while you can and whip up some DIY deliciousness.
Figs are summer's last hurrah, and the harbinger of fall. These honey-sweet fruits are both delicious and versatile, eaten out of hand or packed in a jar.
There's a lot of exciting things happening in fermentation right now. Since launching Punk Domestics in 2010, I've seen DIYfermented foods trend up year over year. Lately there's been an uptick in innovation around tools that aid in fermenting. Recently my friend Nicole from FarmCurious launched her FarmCurious Ferments tool, using the ReCAP; it's a tool I myself use very regularly. Another friend, Ernie Miller of Rancho La Merced Provisions, is producing truly gorgeous lactofermentation kits with fermentation locks built right into the lids of swing-top jars. Yet another friend, Karen Diggs from here in the Bay Area, has designed, engineered and is bringing to market a new tool that is truly interesting and exciting.
Dubbed Kraut Source, it's modeled after the classic Japanese pickle presses, but with a few nuances that set it apart. Kraut Source is a five-part kit that screws on top of any standard wide-mouth mason jar, allowing you to control how much or little product you want to ferment. Made entirely of stainless steel, it features a spring-loaded press that keeps foods submerged under the brine, and a moat and cap on the top that allows gas to escape without letting any unpleasant bugaboos in.
Karen's Kickstarter is already going gangbusters (go check it out!), but she is graciously offering up a gift to one lucky winner to help spread the word. You can win the Double Gourmet & Pounder Kit, which comprises 2 Kraut Source with Mason jars, 2 deluxe wooden pounders, 2 (4 oz.) packets of hand-harvested Celtic Sea Salt®, 4 packets of gourmet organic spice blends for making sauerkraut and pickles, and 2 printed how-to booklets with 30+ recipes. Domestic shipping is included when the product is ready in November. That's a $100 value, people!
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with straight-up blueberry jam, and if that's what you want, we've got plenty of recipes. But if you've got the blues with the same old same old, here's some inspiration for new flavors with blueberry jam.
Summer grilling is great, but burgers and dogs are only as good as the condiments that dress them up. Step away from the packaged varieties and try your hand at DIY condiments to make haute dogs and hamburgers.