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?
Have an extra pint of strawberries on hand? This easy to prepare strawberry jam recipe calls for smaller amounts of fruit and sugar.
Small batches are quick and easy! This one uses fresh apricots and cherries to make a smooth delicious jam. Yields 3-4 8-oz jars
Strawberry jam in a small batch using 1 quart berries. Perfect when you're short on berries or on time. Rinse, hull, chop, and cook. Yields about 3 8-oz jars.
Recipe for refrigerator asparagus pickles. Small batch, no canning required. Garlicky, not sweet.
A small batch of autumnal chutney sweetened with just dates and dried currants.
Nothing says fall like the smell of freshly cooked apples. This recipe is so easy that you can make it quickly to be a side with dinner tonight.
A tiny batch of oven roasted tomatillo salsa.
Make a small batch of dill pickles in just an hour. Start with a heaping pint of cukes, get 4 pint jars of pickles.
Fuss-free small batch using 2 lbs peaches, unpeeled. Chop, macerate with sugar, then cook. Yields 4 8-oz jars.
A summery chutney that tastes like Christmas. Plums, tomatoes, and granny smith apples are paired with apple cider vinegar and honey. Throw in some spices, stir, and you’re golden.