Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Strawberry Agave and Nectarine Jam: Easy to make and no pectin added.
This is the jam you want to bring out for company! The Port gives the jam a deep red colour and a sophisticated note. The delicious strawberries still stand strong since the flavours compliment each other giving the jam layers.
The addition of pomegranate juice and agave syrup give this rhubarb jam depth of flavour.
Too many oranges? Here are two ways to preserve whole segments -- in light sugar syrup or with agave if you want to avoid the refined white stuff.
Spiced Syrup makes these clementines a warm and tasty winter treat. Discussion of my sugar free canning methods and the USDA regs. Also an extra canning tip!