Sweet, luscious melons are a treat that can only be truly appreciated at the peak of summer, when they're at their juiciest, gushiest best. Here's a few ways to turn them into treats that will last beyond summer's steamy days.
Gathering sea beans, a.k.a. Salicornia and glass wort, is a very satisfying foraging project. They're easy to spot, easy to pick and easy to cook. Well worth it. The salty crunch works wonders on clam sauce with linguine.
Getting a good set for strawberry jam can be hard without extra pectin, lots of sugar, or a long cooking time. Enter the cranberry. Lots of natural pectin, beautiful ruby red color, and a little tartness make this the perfect strawberry jam.