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?
Ah, the flavor-packed, tangy, herby deliciousness of chimichurri. It’s enough to make one feel a little tingle at the sight of a huge fresh bunch of cilantro and garlic. I used some of my own spicy pickled vegetables and smoked garlic.
Cool it down with some cilantro and coconut.
Galangal the other spicy minx in the tuber family. If you love fresh ginger this cousin is her peppery counterpart that can change the way you look at this spice.....
I posted this awhile ago, but it's been a constant in my fridge ever since. It's a really good condiment to put on your lists for this Summer's preserving!
Charcutepalooza continues with smoked pork and fish plus a recipe for fish stew
This is a sauce-style salsa, spicy from chiles de arbol and sweet from roasted red peppers.
Home made mustard could not be easier. This recipe has a certain Mexican flair, but the basic method works for flavor combos limited only by your imagination. A nice how-to video is included.
Gravlax takes a tour south o' the border in this Mexican-inspired version: salmon cured with cilantro, jalapeno, and tequila. Perfect for Nachos Olga Breeskin -- luscious, indulgent, spicy.
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