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?
Tweaking a family favorite. With enough wild plums to experiment, I tried one with added pectin, one with no pectin and (the big winner) plum and pineapple with 5 spice.
Soft set preserves packed full of strawberries, with a hint of balsamic.
The magic of mint enhances sweet blueberries.
Bright and fruity, made with perfectly ripe apricots and fresh pineapple.
A trip upstate a few weekends ago quickly turned into a raspberry picking spree after we saw a sign on the side of the road advertising U-Pick berries. I knew that a batch of jam was my first order of business.
It’s delicious to just take a bite as it is, but it also makes a lovely jam
A simple, straightforward way to throw together delicious raspberry jam in 10 minutes flat.
Our local plum variety used to be the plum of choice for jam manufacturers. When combined with English lavender it makes a colourful preserve worthy of a royal garden party.
Strawberry jam's sweetness tamed by workhorse chile guajillo... not spicy, just warm and cozy.
Turning supermarket blackberries into gorgeous, punky jam without using boxed pectin works for me!