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?
This beginner jam tutorial walks you through jam making in both text and video. Create a gorgeous ruby-colored sweet/tart jam that is perfect for holiday gift giving or your Thanksgiving table.
Delicious fruit from the wild can be used in so many ways. To preserve their goodness, dehydrating and fermenting open up a host of possibilities for enjoying them into the winter months.
Bartlett pears, fresh cranberries, brandy and pumpkin pie spice make for a luscious fall preserve.
Pears preserved with vinegar and an infusion of chai. What better a treat for a toasty autumnal evening by the fire!
Homemade Pear Liqueur, a gorgeous fruity golden nectar that will brighten up the winter nights ahead.
Honey Ginger Pear Butter
Pickled Pears: sugar pears, spiced and pickled. Ready to enjoy while the snow flies.
You don't need a cider press to make some great natural cider at home-- it's pretty simple, with a few basic bits of equipment and a juicer.
Small-batch ginger pear butter: surprisingly quick, easy, and delicious. Yields 4 8-oz jars.
Mostarda di Cremona isn't actually a mustard, rather it's summer fruits preserved in mustard-infused syrup. Use a mix of peaches, pears, plums, apricots, nectarines, quince, cherries, citrus rind. Makes for a beautiful holiday gift.