Cucumber is a refreshing change from the Winter vegetables one gets bored with at the end of the season. This quick, simplified version of cucumber kimchi will spice up any meal and wake up everyone from the Winter lethargy.
Here's an apple jam that's nice and sweet - no apple butter austerity here. The soft chunks of apple are suspended in a glistening thick syrup (no added pectin!) spiked with crystalized ginger. From East Hampton's Georgica Bend B&B.
With small batch canning I am able to take care of that pile of carrots and create a fantastic garnish. These slightly sweet and quite spicy pickles work great on sandwiches, soups and curries, or as a side for any brunch that needs some extra kick.
Some say the clementine was developed in Algeria by Father Clement Rodier,a French missionary,in Algeria. Cardamom plays an important role in Algerian sweets; paired with star anise in gingery honey syrup, this recipe produces an irresistible aroma.