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?
Sweet pickled apple slices just in time for Fall.
Tangy tomatillos combine with spicy serrano peppers for a bright and flavorful salsa verde.
Delicious applesauce is easy, even in large quantities.
Cherry Port Jam: thick, delicious, faintly boozy and good spread on anything.
Pickled Beets: nostalgia in a jar. Sunshiney, tangy and crisp.
Pickled Pears: sugar pears, spiced and pickled. Ready to enjoy while the snow flies.
Simple water-bath canning: tomato sauce in pints or quarts. Endlessly useful as a pantry staple.
Peach Pickles: sweet and savoury pickles that are great on their own and even better as part of a breakfast parfait
Easy process for DIY tomato paste: roast tomato pulp in a wide flat pan to make tomato paste. No salt added, so low-sodium. May be canned in a water bath for 4 or 8 oz jars. May be frozen.
In this recipe, ripe plums get tossed with spicy chile de árbol, orange peel and thyme to imbue a spicy, floral flavor.