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?
There's a wide variety of tools to pit cherries, from the Cadillac model to the humblest DIY tricks. Here's a few options.
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 sweet rendition of the classic pickled fiddlehead fern.
A tart and savory rhubarb jam with the option to include hard cider!
This beer battered fiddlehead recipe is easy to make and brings out the natural creamy flavor of fiddleheads.
Homemade coconut milk is so easy to make. This recipe describes the process of making coconut milk with both dried coconut and fresh coconut. You can save hundreds of dollars a year with this recipe!
Packed with flavor and freshness this versatile Basil Pesto recipe goes well on so many things!
A delicate and refreshing condiment with yogurt, mint, cucumber and a few light spices. A classic on the Indian summer table.
Pineapple, grapefruit zest and chopped ginger, mixed with honey and white vinegar make a tropical shrub that mixes deliciously into a pineapple shrub daiquiri.