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?
Home Made Vanilla with guidelines as set forth by the USDA for strength. We make this every year around this time and give it out for Christmas as presents.
A simple recipe for making your own vanilla extract. Delicious!
This easy homemade vanilla extract gives a clear, true vanilla flavor, and is made from just two ingredients. Within a couple of weeks you'll have enough homemade vanilla extract to last you a long time!
Turn your applesauce into awesomesauce by adding maple syrup and Madagascar vanilla!
A straight-up recipe for applesauce with a slight twist on the usual spices.
Madagascar vanilla beans + Loring peaches = A match made in canning heaven!
Too hot to can? This double recipe is whipped up in a flash, with minimal stove time and no standing over the water bath. You can even put the dehydrator out on the deck: I did!
Apricots rival sour cherries as my favorite fruit. This year I combined them to make preserves. And made three other types of apricot preserves, too.
a really fantastic jar of jam, plus lots of thorough instructions for total canning beginners plus how to skin peaches. Vanilla love!
Sometimes just one added element — the piquancy of pepper, the bitter kiss of Campari — is all that’s needed to take strawberry jam from workaday to wonderful. Here's a few variations.