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?
Want to impress your friends? Have you considered canning ketchup? It's a perfect solution to use up those straggling tomatoes hanging out on your countertop when you've made all the pasta sauce you can stomach.
Ketchup is really easy and fun to make. Here's how to do it in small batches.
When you get tired of all that tomato sauce, here's something really special.
A creative way to puree tomatoes, a recipe for tangy ketchup using orange and yellow heirlooms and a clip from Eddie Izzard about choices.
Ketchup? Catsup? Whatever you call it, this is made in a crock pot. It doesn't splatter, and you can walk away. How's that for bonus?
Not your kids' ketchup. This savory spread is all grown up.
Why spend a few dollars at the market when you can spend hours making your own condiments? Because you can, and because you can make them better.