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?
Many people enjoy receiving a bottle of a nice liqueur as a holiday gift. When it's handmade, it makes it both delicious and personal. Here's a bunch of our favorite DIY liqueurs perfect for gifting.
This beginner jam tutorial walks you through jam making in both text and video. Create a gorgeous ruby-colored sweet/tart jam that is perfect for holiday gift giving or your Thanksgiving table.
Several ways to put up paste tomatoes. Drying and fermenting, packed in oil, freezing and a savory fermented ketchup/paste. The best variety and method for drying tomatoes.
You've heard of regular onion powder. Now try red onion powder...a beautiful lavender colored seasoning to add that onion sweet/savory tone to whatever dish you'd like!
Make probiotic water kefir into homemade cantaloupe soda. It's easy as can be and a very tasty treat.
Kahm yeast appears as a thin layer, sometimes called a pellicule, on fermented pickles when there has been a bit too much air exposure. Identify it and learn all you need to know about the wrath of Kahm.
A smokey rutabaga pickle seasoned with toasted cumin seeds and smokey paprika.
No-waste ways to use up those Halloween pumpkins. Recipes for vegan pumpkin-vegetable stock and garam masala roasted pumpkin seeds.
Chunky apple conserve is perfect on pancakes. Nothing says Autumn quite like apples - toss it in hand pies for a quick Fall dessert!
Elderberries are an amazing powerhouse of nutrients. Dehydrate them for a delicious crunchy topping for a warmed bowl of oatmeal!
This strawberry curd is sweet, creamy, velvety, and rich. Excellent way to preserve summer.