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 like my maple sugar with apple, you?
Infuse a simple custard with lilac flowers for spring's most elegant dessert.
Sugar maples yield delicious syrup in late February and early March - a magical (if time-consuming) process.
Pure, clear maple sap fresh from the tree.
Miso-cured bacon tarte tatin with pho-cider vinegar caramel.
Making bacon, pancetta, & salt pork.
For the first Charcutepalooza challenge, I decided on two different seasonings for my duck breast – Maple Sugar and Juniper Berry/Bay Leaf.