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?
Tender butternut squash is steeped in vodka until fragrant. The infused vodka is then sweetened with a homemade syrup spiced with cinnamon, clove, black pepper, fennel and star anise.
Love or hate them, a quick recipe on pickling them.
A thick and dreamy butter of homegrown D'Anjou pears perfumed with fennel seed and white wine. The 'procrastinaty' process makes it easy to break the recipe up in stages and reduces the actual cooking time to less than an hour.