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 sweet nectarines. Terrific!
Western vinegar preserving method enriched with aromatic Indian spices results in unusual, but luscious, hot, sweet and sour pickled yellow mangoes.
These spicy refrigerator pickled cherries are so easy to make and lend themselves perfectly to a sweet & sour twist of the timeless cocktail, a Manhattan. Post includes recipes for both!
Making a quart of spiced pickled plums with some leftovers from making jam. Quick and easy!
A condensed recipe I made on a whim, but turned out to definitely be a keeper.
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!