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?
Turn those hard, astringent quinces into a sweet, dense paste with a wonderful floral flavor that provides the perfect foil for cheese, especially Manchego, it's traditional counterpart.
Zippy, zingy, spicy, sweet goodness in a jar. Can be made with peaches or nectarines. Recipe via Kevin's West's lovely book, Saving the Season.
This particular jam combines two of our favorite summertime ingredients: raspberries and rosé. Since the recipe is so simple, West suggests using the best quality raspberries you can find (pick out any bruised ones).