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?
Burgers and dogs are only as good as the condiments that dress them up. Step away from the packaged varieties and try your hand at DIY condiments to make haute dogs and hamburgers.
Sweet tea is good for more than summer sipping. Try this jelly, absolutely delicious on morning scones.
Strawberry jam is a crowd pleaser, but for the home jam maker, it's pretty fraught. Ripe strawberries tend to be low in pectin, and so getting a good set can be tricky business. There are some tricks to help on this front.
I experimented at the cottage with a jam thickened with grated Granny Smith apples. It worked so well the judges at Canada's Royal Winter Fair declared the texture "perfect"!
A tart and savory rhubarb jam with the option to include hard cider!
A sweet rendition of the classic pickled fiddlehead fern.
This beer battered fiddlehead recipe is easy to make and brings out the natural creamy flavor of fiddleheads.