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?
A traditional indian pickle preserved in oil, and updated to USDA safety standards.
I wanted for a recipe for jalapeño jelly that didn't rely on food dye or commercial pectin. I've come up with the following recipe which uses apple jelly made from Granny Smith apples and cranberries.
This apple butter is kickin'!
These pickled jalapeños can be served with everything from eggs and toast for breakfast to roasted chicken at dinnertime. Via Chow.
Homemade Sriracha hot sauce, made from locally-grown chiles and garlic
Hot & spicy pickled peppers with a bit of sweetness & garlic.
This is so good and has so much potential! Great on a cheese plate, or spread on a sandwich. Such a great use of all those fall peppers!
A traditional method of preserving the fleshy, long red hot peppers grown in the Balkans, Ajvar is a spicy, smoky pepper spread that can be safely stored in the refrigerator or frozen.
Sometimes you are too tired to can anything but carrots.
A jam so black when you peer into its dense glossy richness you have to hang on so's not to fall through into an alternative jammy universe. Powerful stuff!