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?
I decided to make apple butter with a kick. I added a spiced beer to the recipe and it worked out quite nicely.
Clementines in Brandy make the perfect foodie gift for Christmas
Not your run-of-the-mill butter -- made with fresh fall apples and pumpkin, and simple to prepare in your crockpot. And bourbon makes it all that much better!
Any blonde ale should do the trick for this recipe. It will go exceptionally well with the breadiness of the tortillas, and the earthy notes of the portobello mushrooms. A pilsner, brown, or wheat beer would also work well with the flavor profile.
Fall fruits canned with wine, honey, and pie spices for the flavors of a good cyser-mead mixed with apples. A simple, smooth gift idea to can now for the fall holidays.
Used up the last of my Dad's homegrown peaches in this first attempt at refrigerator jam. I kicked up the flavors by using St. Germain, lemon juice and a vanilla bean. Oh baby.
Traditional Brandied Peaches and a variation on them using Fireball brand Cinnamon Whisky. Adding a cinnamon punch to that perfect fall flavor.
Who knew canned plums could be so delicious? Top fresh plums with brown sugar syrup, orange juice, spices and lots of brandy... pure heaven!
Raspberries + chocolate and a wee dash of liqueur, make a delightfully grown-up jam that makes a great addition to any breads.
A luscious, velvety apricot jam infused with vanilla bean and spiced rum. It tastes like sunshine in the Indies.