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?
Sometimes just one added element — the piquancy of pepper, the bitter kiss of Campari — is all that’s needed to take strawberry jam from workaday to wonderful. Here's a few variations.
Story of a visit to a central Ohio lamb and herb farm that inspired the recipe for a local and seasonal mint lamb sausage.
Making sausage was really hard and I got blood and guts all over my kitchen. It was totally worth it though.
It is sweet, tart, spicy and herbly minty all at the same time. I might have to horde these jars for myself.
Nasturtiums are blooming in Northern California. Why not use them to dress up your jelly? This recipe includes tips about what to do (and not to do) if you want to add flowers to your jars.
Instead of chamomile... try wild pineapple weed!
I got 2nd grade box of mangoes and limes and decided to mix it with my mint from the garden. It mixed together like it was made for each other!
Heeding the advice of Canners Who Know, this stuff has marinated, rested, and is already set nicely. My first foray into the Land of Meyers, its sure to be Good Stuff on toast, pancakes, cookies, fish...
Cranberries & habanero chiles, lime & ginger, coriander & mint: delightflly tangy, devilishly spicy, satisfyingly chunky. Chutney - it's good for what ails you!
Home made elixers and cordials are always crowd pleasers, this rosemary and mint melange is no exception. Very appetizery -- good prelude to a delicous feast.