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?
As simple a preserve as you'll make all month: local plums, local wine & local honey, marry together in jars of local goodness for the winter to come.
Learn to make cherries in wine, equally as delicious served with beef or pork as they are over ice cream. Now that's versatile!
This sweet cherry wine sauce is perfect on ice cream, or as a glaze on poultry or pork.
A simple dijon mustard with a bit of chutzpah.
Got grapefruit peels? Got wine? Combine. Shake. Wait. Drink!
This jelly made with muscadine wine is sweet and fruity and travels most anywhere wine would go. It also makes a wonderful gift around the holidays for those who like unique food gifts or wine.
It's time for me to start thinking about Christmas gifts, and wine jelly is at the top of my list. I believe this may be the simplest jelly I've ever made. It's definitely easy enough for a first jelly, and makes a great gift.
Concord grapes are complex and sophisticated in ways that strawberries can only dream about! Pair this jam with roast beef or lamb, arugula and black pepper and rich cheeses like brie and chevre
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.
This is a syrup that you want to have on hand at all times. So easy to make, but adds such dimension and value to a huge range of things. What are you waiting for? Make it now!