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?
I love canning, but some days I just don't have time. Here are just a couple of ideas on how to quickly preserve your goods.
I have seen a lot of good things in my back yard lately. I decided to just go take some photos of the wild edibles there, so I could show you. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see some familiar plants and find some food or medicine in your own back yard.
Three gloriously simple yet surprising blueberry jams: with lemon balm, ginger, and basil. Yum x 3.
Use dried herbs/loose black or green tea to hand make an extra-special "Steeped in Love" Valentines Gift.
Classic Limoncello recipe with a twist of wild lemon balm.
Pesto featuring lemon balm from my garden. Substituted cashews for the typical pine nuts...because it's fun to play with pesto!
Rose petals and lemon balm from my garden made a terrific jelly!