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?
Sweetly aromatic heads of elderflowers are cropping up all over. Capture their springlike essence while you can with these DIY elderflower projects.
4 days of maple syrup making in beautiful Vermont, that included a home boil and tours of two sugarhouses!
Beet pesto: simple, gorgeous pesto made from roasted beets and walnuts.
A simple, sweet and sour pickle for fresh rhubarb. Flavored with clove, chile, and star anise this is a perfect accouterment for a cheese plate and a novel addition to a light grain-based salad.
On a bright but cool day, I made spring pea pesto using frozen peas. When the fresh ones appear at the market, I will whip up another batch, but for now frozen are the perfect way to navigate the awkward seasonal transition.
Ramps, onions, vinegar, cane sugar and sea salt create a very unique flavored jam. Get out and forage for some ramps!
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