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.
Sunchokes do not store well either fresh or cooked. Fresh ones keep for about three weeks in a paper bag in the fridge, cooked ones not more than a couple of days. Dried and ground into a flour they become a useful staple.
A quick and easy mustard recipe to serve with sandwiches, especially corned beef, both traditional and slow-cured. A little mustard powder, a little Worcestershire sauce, 10 minutes to develop flavor, and you’re done.