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?
A fragrant, spicy and creamy condiment that makes a great spread and dipping sauce.
A really good cocktail has layers of flavors — an infused simple syrup can create complexity, if you do it right.
Sweet peaches, earthy rosemary, and a hint of heat from the pepper. This is a special jam you will want in your pantry!
A blueberry-infused drink with a kick!
Pickled Garlic Scapes and Flowers with Lavender, Coriander and Black Pepper
I've made a LOT of different strawberry rhubarb preserves, and though the recipe is a bit finicky, the flavor on this one is my favorite: it's simply outstanding. I can't wait to get my hands on some strawberries and make this one again.
More strawberry lovin': this time late-season strawberries are paired with white balsamic vinegar and crushed black pepper. Black is the new blue, baby.
I know, I know, jerky should be made of meat. Well, not if you are a vegetarian who's craving jerky. So, here's a great option.
This tasso ham figured prominently in insane smoked mac and cheese with ramps and truffle oil.
Ginger-Orange Smoked Salmon Tacos with Avocado, Tomatillo Salsa, and Roasted Sweet Meat Pumpkin... and some instructions for using a smoker