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?
My thoughts on commercial and homemade pectins - what they are, how to use them, and how to choose between all the varieties. Also a cherry preserves recipe and a giveaway.
In which I try to consume an entire watermelon and decide instead to put it in a jar, while falling in love with Pomona's Universal Pectin and adding a little bit of lime (as usual).
A simple, delicious jam using honey, sugar and other alternative sugars to enjoy the flavor of the fruit not the sweetner! A canning primer too.
Mango jam with a little bit of extra salt, lime zest and lime juice. Sunny and unique.
Strawberry-rhubarb jam is the ultimate taste of spring!
You can can in the middle of winter, and blueberries, since they freeze well, make a perfect can-didate for a tasty mid-winter jam with honey . . .
With each bite of this on some toast you taste peach, vanilla and honey. Simple, comforting flavours.
This is peach blueberry jam with a hint of orange liqueur and set using Pomona' Pectin. Pomona's was surprisingly forgiving to someone who was too tired to follow instructions when canning late at night.
... A week later my 19 lbs of Lapins arrived and they were gorgeous, sweet & huge! I quickly went to work putting them up for wintertime use so I could get back to picking huckleberries :) ...
This pretty mix of white peaches and Satsuma plums hits a sweet spot with only one cup of added sugar.
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