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?
Being on a sodium-restricted diet doesn't mean you have to give up your love of pickles. This recipe for low-sodium pickled fennel is delicious and healthful.
The anise taste and wet crunch of fennel make an excellent kimchi. Since gochugaru dried pepper flakes weren't available this recipe used McCormick red pepper flakes. Worked out just fine!
An easy fridge jam, with sweet fennel and funky, oniony ramps, left loose to drape over sharp cheddar and spicy salami.
Think sauerkraut is boring? Sexy it up by adding aphrodisiac ingredients.
These quick-pickled fall vegetables are a Mexican Jewish recipe that is punchy, seasonal, a cinch to make, and a perfect upgrade to any salad or sandwich.
Thinly slice fennel bulbs and sweet onion make a delightfully unusual relish.
Get your anise in gear. Fennel seeds enhance the bulb's naturally licorice-y flavor. Boy, are we frond of this pickle.
The recipe calls for fennel bulb (not seeds, although we do add classic spices– caraway seeds and juniper berries) to provide a slightly sweet counterpoint to the sourness, and fresh ginger gives it a boost of fresh flavor.
Sweet, vinegar fennel pickle. Try this pickle in lieu of traditional relish on any sandwich or burger, mix it into salads, or use it as a cocktail garnish.
What to do with all of those fennel stalks & fronds once you've eaten the bulb? Candy the stalks, salt the fronds.