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?
Citrus slices can be canned, ready to use for fruit salads and desserts. Just be careful to remove the membranes if you're using whole segments.
Some say the clementine was developed in Algeria by Father Clement Rodier,a French missionary,in Algeria. Cardamom plays an important role in Algerian sweets; paired with star anise in gingery honey syrup, this recipe produces an irresistible aroma.
Satsumas in a light syrup.
This beautiful jar contains no added sugar. With grapefruit and oranges you have all the natural acid and sugar you need. Just add boiling water and now you have sunshine and low calories in a jar.
Too many oranges? Here are two ways to preserve whole segments -- in light sugar syrup or with agave if you want to avoid the refined white stuff.
Spiced Syrup makes these clementines a warm and tasty winter treat. Discussion of my sugar free canning methods and the USDA regs. Also an extra canning tip!
These little Mandarin Orange segments are super easy to can yourself at home. Considering what they cost to buy in the grocery store you might actually save money doing it yourself.
Since it is citrus season again, kumquats with Mint. My canning buddy Lisa thought the syrup we made as a by-product from this recipe was the best part!