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?
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
Corned Beef with gently simmered garden vegetables, and the first cabbage I've ever grown.
A mouth-puckering good Indian lime pickle. Plus some general info on Indian sun pickles and Middle Eastern preserved citrus.
A not too spicy sauce that turns "What should I make for dinner?" in to "Wow, was that good!"
Salty lemons are a'right. But if you really want your preserved lemons to say Pow! make these.
When the weather outside is frightening...
Canned chiles, sweet & hot.
One of my favorite flavor combinations is sweet and heat and I couldn't wait to try pickling a combination of peppers in a sweet pickling brine. I used a combination of jalapeño, cayenne, and banana peppers.