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?
Every year, just before the first garden vegetables are ready to harvest, I prepare a pickling spice blend for all my small-batch pickling....
The waning gardening chores and the rapidly ripening veggies has me in full “put ‘em up” mode. Several found recipes later and we have pickles and relish... oh yeah. This short and (very) easy list can all be done in one day.
A flavorful Persian spice blend of rose petals, cinnamon, cumin, cardamon, nutmeg and coriander seeds.
A Moroccan spice blend with warm, earthy flavors.
An Indian spice mix that is used in Parsi cooking, but can be used in a variety of ways with meat, lentils or veggies. Different from South Indian Sambhar Masala.
Salt-free Homemade Taco Seasoning is tastier and better for you than the packaged stuff. And, it smells ahh-mazing!
Growing and drying your own herbs makes for an intensely flavored result, especially when you blend them to make this indispensable combination.
Homemade garam masala- no spice grinder needed.
This is a recipe for a small batch of okra refrigerator pickles and a Creole-style spice blend that is also great rubbed on chicken, grilled meats, in soups and stews, and on other vegetables.
Beef jerky at its best: chewy but tender, sweet, salty with the earthy spiciness of Chinese five-spice powder.