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?
Get some dehydrating practice in before the growing and harvest season begins with these no-frills apple rings.
Sweet apples with brandy and vodka need no additional sugar to turn into a refreshing and scrumptious liqueur. Very simple for first-time infusers!
A simple way to make homemade hard apple cider. Bottle it in flip-top bottles for an extra fizzy, refreshing beverage.
Bourbon infused with apples, cinnamon and vanilla... tastes like apple pie.
Here's an apple jam that's nice and sweet - no apple butter austerity here. The soft chunks of apple are suspended in a glistening thick syrup (no added pectin!) spiked with crystalized ginger. From East Hampton's Georgica Bend B&B.
A second attempt at a bacon jam-type spread that works beautifully—sweet, smoky, salty goodness in a jar.
Tangy & bright. Nicely spicy. Half an hour from berry to jar. What's not to love?
A first, mostly successful experiment in creating an alternative bacon jam for eventual preservation and gift giving. 2.0 to follow shortly...
a wonderfully rounded marmalade using fresh apple juice to balance the tartness of the cranberries and oranges
Two holiday-themed condiments that are easy to make and give as gifts. Both can be canned in a water bath - no special equipment or training needed!