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?
Spicy and sweet pickled cherries are the natural accompaniment to barbecue or roasted pork. And the recipe, which uses fresh dark red Bing cherries and is made without canning, couldn't be easier.
Quick Persimmon Refrigerator Pickles and Persimmon Butter (refrigerated). Recipe at the bottom of the post.
I never really liked persimmons -- until I pickled 'em with ginger, red chile, and saffron.
Dried mission figs soaked in red wine and balsamic vinegar. Drunken pickled figs are perfect on a charcuterie platter & make a perfect hostess gift idea.
Muscadine grapes are big, juicy natives of the Southeast US--in some places they grow wild, and if you can't find them you can get them at a farmer's market. I pickled these ones for a tasty Autumn treat!
Spiced pickled pears are sweet and slightly tangy. They are equally at home with desserts or savory foods and are great as a snack right out of the jar.
Cloves and cinnamon flavor these pickled Italian plums.
Oh, my pickled grapes! A recipe sure to impress and our quest for the perfect bite...
Pickled watermelon goes from being a simple pickle recipe to an elegant appetizer with the addition of sustainable seafood.
Grapes pickled in a sugary wine vinegar syrup. From an old Shaker recipe.