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?
We all think of butternut squash as sweet and soft because we're so used to roasting it. But it's a snappy, tart surprise when pickled in crunchy little cubes.
Crisp slices of red onion are marinated in a mixture of citrus juice, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and allspice until tart and tender. Charred jalapeño and bay leaves are added to the mix to bump up the savory spice factor.
Grandma's Asian-style cucumber and carrot pickles are given a modern twist with maple agave nectar and chipotle pepper.
Quick and easy pickles made with beer. So good and so easy.
A great recipe for the bounty of cucumbers coming out of your garden.
Quick and easy refrigerator dilly beans -- perfect for a snack or to jazz up your bloody mary.
Easy carrot quick pickles with ginger and maple syrup.
Leafy greens join the pickling party with a quick vinegar bath. Stems are extra crunchy and leaves get just a bit tender. A perfect cold condiment for steamy summer dinners.
Pretty pickled pink beets. Not only do they add a bright pop of color, they don't stain like darker beets do.
Here is a quick and easy way to can mustard greens. Yes you "can" do this.
An easy pickled ramps recipe to help you preserve some these lovely wild plants in the brief season while you can find them.