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?
Sweet. Tart. Rich. Wine-y. Plummy. Might I even say sexy? These balsamic cherry preserves are a classy and very delicious way to celebrate the cherry.
Sometimes just one added element — the piquancy of pepper, the bitter kiss of Campari — is all that’s needed to take strawberry jam from workaday to wonderful. Here's a few variations.
Super thick strawberry fruit butter with the added grown up flavors of balsamic vinegar and spicy chiles.
Was re-gifted some vine tomatoes. So I decided to make smoked Tomato Jam....A cold day in May on the Ghetto Vineyard and a kitchen full of out of season fruit...whats a girl to do? JAM ON IT.
A different spin on jam. Perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer.
Balsamic vinegar is wonderful paired with berries, which is why you often see raspberry balsamic glaze atop pork and other meats. Balsamic heightens the flavors of the berry. For an extra kick, I used blueberry balsamic in this delightful creation.