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?
The sage blossomed again! Cocktail time!
Use this under-appreciated herb to make simple syrup for cocktails and soda.
use the bounty of spring herbs to can infused simple syrups. sure, you could put them in tea, but you could also use them for cocktails! this post includes a recipe for delicious rhubarb mojitos.
A liquid twist on a childhood classic, Crackerjack Syrup adds a charmingly nostalgic undertone to cocktails, and makes a delicious topping for peanut butter cheesecake and other desserts.
This innocent-looking syrup packs a serious punch that is guaranteed to wake up your cocktails, or maybe even cure the common cold.
A really good cocktail has layers of flavors — an infused simple syrup can create complexity, if you do it right.
These little Mandarin Orange segments are super easy to can yourself at home. Considering what they cost to buy in the grocery store you might actually save money doing it yourself.
With a couple of fingers of rosemary and a lemon from the garden, Rosemary-Lemon Simple Syrup is a breeze! Use it to make an elegant, grown-up snow cone: Rosemary-Lemon Shaved Ice!
Basil is abundant in the garden now! Infuse it into an elegant simple syrup and play with it in several different ways -- drizzled over fresh berries, to sweeten homemade lemonade or tea, in a smoothie, to spark a cocktail or even over poundcake.