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?
Fruits and vegetables are cheapest when they're in season. Drying them is an inexpensive way to preserve them so you can enjoy them throughout the year . . . to be enjoyed as a snack by themselves or to be used in recipes.
Need some canning inspiration to make your preserving less stressful and more fun? Check out these tips & tricks from six of your favorite canning bloggers.
A simple, delicious jam using honey, sugar and other alternative sugars to enjoy the flavor of the fruit not the sweetner! A canning primer too.
Who says you can't make great jam from frozen fruit? Here are some tips to help it turn out right.
Concord grapes are ripening! Here's a photo essay "how to" with a traditional grape jam recipe. Sweet!
A simple process to preserve butter for room-temperature storage and to increase the smoke point for high-heat use.
Make your own mouthwatering beef jerky in the oven or dehydrator and skip all the preservatives and expense. Don't fight over the last piece- you can always make more.