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?
When I heard of Domenica Marchetti's book, Preserving Italy, I squealed with glee. And also envy. In short, this is the book I wish I had written. Enter to win a copy.
Getting the perfect set for your jams is truly an art! However, it's not impossible to get it just the way you like it. Every recipe may set at a different time. This article explores three methods to find your set time for pectin-free recipes.
Apricot paste, a thick fruit leather-like confection, is a popular Middle Eastern treat bursting with tongue-tingling flavor.
I am never buying salsa again, now that I know how easy it is to make, how inexpensive, and how delicious it is! Toast and grind whole cumin for REALLY amazing flavor.
All it takes is a little time, a little vodka and some rose petals for this delicate Rose Infused Vodka.
Quick pickled mouse melons! Perfect for a mouse sized picnic. :)
This recipe for fruit butter made with pureed apricots, applesauce, honey, and a bit of cider was a complete accident. But it's good!
Limequats aren't common, but they're starting to become more visible. One great way to use them is in a simple, versatile syrup like this one with honey.
Luscious cherry barbecue sauce great for pork or ribs.
This tiny, simple batch of nectarine jam is made without added pectin. The recipe includes suggestions for increasing the batch size for water bath canning.
A great "beginner's" marmalade -- for those who are just getting started or renewing their skills after a long break. Nice for holiday meals and gifts!