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?
Around this time of year frozen cranberries are easy to come by and generally pretty inexpensive. Plus cooking with bourbon can be a whole lot of fun if you have a taster on the side...
Even if you haven’t done much jam, jelly or sauce making this recipe is easy; sweet summer fruit simmered in sugar and booze until they melt into a sauce.
I love a good butter - even if there is no butter in it! This one is even more special with the rum added.
This apple butter gets its spice from cinnamon and cardamom, and its depth of flavor from brandy. It's not your typical, run-of-the-mill apple butter.
A jelly lover is excited to find a new product but is invariably disappointed in its flavor and texture, so he decides to make his own.
Sweet plums, anise-y tarragon and warm bourbon play so well together.
Bourbon and peaches, combined in pickle form. What's not to like?
Maple. Bourbon. Peaches. What else is there to say, really?
As simple a preserve as you'll make all month: local plums, local wine & local honey, marry together in jars of local goodness for the winter to come.
The four runners-up up in the Ultimate Strawberry Jam contest: Strawberry Lime, Strawberry Champagne, Strawberry Banana and Strawberry Honey. And a completely gratuitous photo of Sandra Lee.