A trip upstate a few weekends ago quickly turned into a raspberry picking spree after we saw a sign on the side of the road advertising U-Pick berries. I knew that a batch of jam was my first order of business.
Jam for grown-ups. It`s savory, sweet and bitter all at the same time. We`ll be eating this on scones, roasting meats with it or serving on a cheese platter. The unexpected hit of pepper raises this jam to unexpected places...
Although red currants are found in forests all over Europe, their acidic taste means that their use remains marginal, except in jams and jellies. Red currant jelly is nonetheless a great companion to game meat. It's time to make your own!
Black currant vodka is often cited among the most palatable home-made liqueurs. Even though I am only at the initial production stage, the infused alcohol already spreads the most beautiful aroma I have ever experienced with a home-made liqueur.
Want to make the most of your small yard? Consider planting edibles in your front yard. With a small foundation bed and some good luck, I turned an unproductive corner of my yard into a berry patch in an hour.